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USJI Week

SEPTEMBER 7-10, 2010

Event Schedule

Sep. 7 (Tue.)
Event1
(10:00am-12:00pm / 1:00pm-4:00pm)
USJI Open House
Sep. 8 (Wed.)
Event2
(10:30am-12:00pm)
Cyber Security in East Asia and Policy Cooperation between Japan and the United States
Event3
(3:00pm-4:30pm)
How the LDP Was Defeated in 2009 and How the DPJ was Deafeated in 2010 in Japan?
Sep. 9 (Thu.)
Event4
(10:30am-12:00pm)
Commitment to Development Index: Its meaningfulness and Policy Implications September 9, Thurs.
Event5
(3:00pm-5:00pm)
The Partisanship and Bipartisanship in Contemporary US Politics
Sep. 10 (Fri.)
Event6
(5:00pm-7:00pm)
USJI Networking Social for USJI Sponsored Students Studying Abroad

Admission FREE
First come, first served

Event 1 : USJI Open House

Date and Time

September 7, Tue., 2010, 10:00am-12:00pm / 1:00pm-4:00pm

Abstract

e1_1At the USJI Open House, we hosted 26 members from universities, think tanks, and the business community from a variety of areas. We thank for those people who attended for sharing with us their highly valued input on the future of US-Japanese relations and the USJI.

Event 2 : Cyber Security in East Asia and Policy Cooperation between Japan and the United States

Date and Time

September 8, Wed., 2010, 10:30am-12:00pm

Venue

Ambassador Room, Hilton Washington Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.

Abstract

e2_2On the Independence Day of the United States in 2009 cyber attacks in a massive scale against major web sites broke out without warning. Soon thereafter, similar attacks began in South Korea and they continued in a wavelike fashion. Experts found that these attacks were conducted by the same group, but could not find who they were. As Japan maintains close relationships with both the United States and South Korea, these attacks made the Japanese government realize seriousness of emerging threats in cyberspace. In this session, they will discuss possible defense methods against cyber attacks, which are expected to increase in number in the near future, and necessary policy cooperation and coordination between Japan and the United States.

Summary
Moderator
Dr. Motohiro Tsuchiya
Associate Professor, Keio University
Panelist
Mr. David Hoffman
Director of Security Policy and Global Privacy Officer, Intel
Dr. Lance J. Hoffman
Distinguished Research Professor, The George Washington
Mr. Tomohiko Yamakawa
Producer of NTT Corporation, Cyber Security Project,
Research and Development Planning Department
Commentator
Mr. Greg Nojeim
Senior Counsel and Director, Center for Democracy and Technology

Event 3 : How the LDP Was Defeated in 2009 and How the DPJ was Deafeated in 2010 in Japan?

Date and Time

September 8, Wed., 2010, 3:00pm-4:30pm

Venue

Ambassador Room, Hilton Washington Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.

Abstract

e3_2In this short presentation, Prof. Aiji Tanaka is going to point out the following characteristics of Japanese voters in recent national elections. First, some macro data of the voters in Japan suggest that those unorganized voters who turned out to vote for the LDP led by Koizumi in 2005 were approximately the same unorganized voters who made the DPJ led by Hatoyama in 2009. Second, their public opinion data (Yomiuri Newspaper and Waseda University collaborated a series of nation-wide public opinion surveys from October 2008 through June 2010) show how disappointed those Japanese voters who supported the DPJ in 2009 were at the DPJ in 2010. Third, the same public opinion data also suggest how those unorganized voters felt toward the LDP, and suggest little possibility that the LDP may come back to the government.

Summary
Moderator & Panelist
Dr. Motohiro Tsuchiya
USJI Operating Adviser, Professor, Waseda University
Panelist
Dr. Michael A. Bailey
Professor, Georgetown University
Mr. Fred Hiatt
Editorial Page Editor, The Washington Post

Event 4 : Commitment to Development Index: Its meaningfulness and Policy Implications

Date and Time

September 9, Thurs., 2010, 10:30am-12:00pm

Venue

Ambassador Room, Hilton Washington Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.

Abstract

e4_1The annually prepared index from 2003, the Commitment to Development Index, rates 22 rich countries on how their foreign aid, trade and other policies help or hurt development efforts of the developing countries. Japan US have been rated low. The key points are related to how to quantify various policies and how to weigh different policy execution.

Summary
Moderator
Dr. Yoshiaki Abe
USJI Operating Adviser, Professor, Waseda University
Main Speaker
Mr. David Roodman
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
Panelist
Mr. Hiroto Arakawa
Senior Special Advisor, Japan International Cooperation Agency; JICA
Ms. Jennifer Harris
the Secretary’s Policy Planning Staff,U.S. Department of State
Mr. Stephen Knack
Lead Economist, Development Research / Public Sector Governance, the World Bank

Event 5 : The Partisanship and Bipartisanship in Contemporary US Politics

Date and Time

September 9, Thurs., 2010, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Venue

Ambassador Room, Hilton Washington Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.

Abstract

e5_1The ideological polarization is one of the most noteworthy features of contemporary American politics. At the same time, we should not ignore some of the real and earnest efforts to regain or pursue bipartisanship even in this hyper-partisan atmosphere, especially on such issues as foreign policy, fiscal policy, social security, or health care reform. In this perspective, four research designs and preliminary results will be presented on various topics ranging from Presidency, Congressional Caucus, to interest groups.

Summary
Moderator
Dr. Fumiaki Kubo
USJI Operating Adviser, Professor, the University of Tokyo
Lecturer
Ms. Ayako Hiramatsu
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
Mr. Rentaro Iida
Ph.D Candidate, Georgetown University
Dr. Kazuyuki Sugawara
Associate Professor, Kushiro Public University of Economics
Mr. Takeshi Umekawa
Fox International Fellow, Yale University
Commentator
Dr. Shoko Kiyohara
Lecturer, Meiji University
Dr. Clyde Wilcox
Professor, Georgetown University

This seminar was held as a midterm presentation of USJI research project.

Event 6 : USJI Networking Social for USJI Sponsored Students Studying Abroad

Date and Time

September 10, Fri., 2010, 5:00pm-7:00pm (Snacks served)

Venue

Consulate Ballroom, Hilton Washington Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.

Abstract

e6_1Over 100 people attended our very successful USJI Networking Social. This networking social brought together students from the USJI sponsor universities, government staff, industry representatives and think tank staff. We hope this event was able to help those who will become the future bridge between the U.S. and Japan.

Supported by

Keio University, Kyoto University, Ritsumeikan University, The University of Tokyo, Waseda University

Cooperation from

Japan Commerce Association of Washington, D.C., Inc.National Association of Japan-America Societies, The Japan-America Society of Washington DC, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, The Washington, DC chapter of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Alumni Association, U.S.-Japan Council

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