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Student study groups are held which afford students the opportunity to hear from, and engage in discussion with, think tank scholars, employees of local Japanese subsidiaries, researchers at USJI-sponsoring universities and others working at the forefront of research and business.

2017-2018

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Theme
What do we learn from the Trump Administration?
Schedule
18::00 p.m. to 19:30 p.m., October 19 (Thu), 2017
Speaker
Atsushi Yamakoshi (Japan Business Federation, Washington D.C. office)

2016-2017

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Theme
Is Shinzo Abe’s Japan special to Donald Trump’s America? (Students Only)
Schedule
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., March 2 (Thu), 2017
Speaker
Takashi Terada (Professor, Doshisha University)
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Theme
Is the TPP really undesirable for the United States? (Students Only)
Schedule
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., September 8 (Thu), 2016
Speaker
Takashi Terada (Professor, Doshisha University)

2015-2016

Theme
Seminar to Introduce the Experiences of the Japanese Diaspora to CSPC International Students
Schedule
March 21, 2016
Speakers
Terry Shima, Mary Tamaki Murakami, Cynthia Izuno Macri
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Theme
US-Japan Relations in Geo-Economic Regionalism in Asia: The Rise of the TPP and AIIB
Schedule
February 29, 2016
Speaker
Takashi Terada (Professor, Doshisha University)
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Theme
Election Campaigning: Japanese-style versus American-style
Schedule
February 24, 2016
Speaker
Kazuhiro Maeshima (Professor, Sophia University)
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Theme
USJI Student Branch Research Presentation
Schedule
February 22, 2016
Theme
USJI Student Branch Second Kick-off meeting
Schedule
September 22, 2015
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Theme
World War II and the Experience of Japanese Americans
Schedule
September 15, 2015
Speakers
Terry Shima, Mary Tamaki Murakami, Priscilla
Ouchida
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Theme
How Abenomics and TPP are Advanced
Schedule
September 14, 2015
Speaker
Takashi Terada (Professor, Doshisha University)
Theme
USJI Student Branch Kick-off meeting
Schedule
September 9, 2015
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Theme
Politics of Asian Development Governance: AIIB, ADB and US-Japan-China Relations
Schedule
April 21, 2015
Speaker
Kuniko Ashizawa (Adjunct Professor, American University)

2014-2015

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Theme
Why East Asia cannot be like Europe? Regional Economic Integration and Power Politics
Schedule
March 3, 2015
Speaker
Takashi Terada (Professor, Doshisha University)
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Theme
Can the ASEAN Countries avoid the Middle Income trap, and How is that Relevant for the US and Japan?
Schedule
February 24, 2015
Speaker
Junichi Mori (Professor, Kyoto University)
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Theme
Japan’s Security Policy and the Japan-U.S. Alliance
Schedule
February 23, 2015
Speaker
Isao Miyaoka (Professor, Keio University)
Theme
China’s Rise, the U.S. Rebalance to Asia, and the Japan-U.S. Alliance: Exploring Security Dynamics in East Asia
Schedule
February 12, 2015
Speaker
Satoru Mori (Professor, Hosei University)
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Theme
Japan, World and ‘Sogo Sosha’
Schedule
February 10, 2015
Speaker
Masayuki Kobayashi (Sojitz Corporation of America)
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Theme
World War II and the Experience of Japanese Americans: The Message to Students
Schedule
September 8, 2014
Speakers
Terry Shima, Mary Tamaki Murakami

2013-2014

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Theme
Transformation of the U.S.-Japanese Relations in Global Governance
Schedule
February 26, 2014
Speaker
Toru Oga (Associate Professor, Kyushu University)
Theme
Career Paths in the U.S.-Japan World for Next Generation Leaders
Schedule
December 11, 2013
Speakers
Yuki Shinomiya (International Student Conference), Saki Takasu (U.S.-Japan Council)
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Theme
Overview and Issues for the Japanese Healthcare Insurance System – Focusing on the State of Implementation and Recent Issues for Obamacare –
Schedule
December 4, 2013
Speaker
Yosuke Kobayashi (Visiting Researcher, Employee Benefit Research Institute)
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Theme
North American Energy Abundance: Implication for Asian Energy Strategies
Schedule
November 19, 2013
Speaker
Clara Gillispie(The National Bureau of Asian Research(NBR))
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Theme
Thinking about Economic Security
Schedule
November 12, 2013
Speaker
Yuzo Murayama (Professor, Doshisha University/Visiting Researcher, Stimson Center)
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Theme
Basic Facts about the Ministry of Defense and Self Defense Force
Schedule
October 8, 2013
Speaker
Komei Isozaki (Ministry of Defense /Visiting Researcher, Center for Strategic and International Studies)
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Theme
Suggestions for Thinking about US-Japan Relations 30 Years Hence / Career Paths that Bridge Japan and the US: Daily Life in a Think Tank
Schedule
September 4, 2013 (three successive days)
Moderator
Shotaro Yachi (Special Adviser to the Cabinet /Visiting Professor, Waseda University)
Speakers
Glen Fukushima, Kent Calder, Kumi Yokoe
Theme
What is Senkaku?: A Study of Perspective
Schedule
April 18, 2013
Speaker
Akira Chiba (Minister, Congressional Section, Embassy of Japan in the United States)

2012-2013

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Theme
Reasoning in Pragmatism and the Analysis of the U.S’Perspective on Japan and Korea
Schedule
February 26, 2013
Speaker
Maji Rhee (Professor, Waseda University)
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Theme
A Career in US-Japan Relations: Think tank Perspective
Schedule
December 12, 2012
Speaker
Nicholas Szechenyi(Center for Strategic and International Studies(CSIS)・Deputy Director and Senior Fellow)
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Theme
Attributes of working in an international organization: the case of the World Bank
Schedule
November 15, 2012
Speaker
Jiro Tominaga (Senior Evaluation Officer, World Bank)
Moderator
Yoshiaki Abe (USJI Operations Advisor /Professor, Waseda University)
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Theme
A Career in US-Japan Relations: Perspectives from the State Department
Schedule
October 3, 2012
Speaker
Jordan Heiber (US Department of State)
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Theme
Finding the Global Human Resources for the Next generation
Schedule
September 11, 2012
Moderator / Speaker
Katsuichi Uchida (Professor/Senior Executive Vice President, Waseda University)
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Theme
Comparative Analysis of US Presidential System and Japanese Parliamentary System
Schedule
September 11, 2012
Moderator
Clyde Wilcox (Professor, Georgetown University)
Speaker
Fumiaki Kubo (Professor, the University of Tokyo)
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