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FEBRUARY 4-11, 2011

Event Schedule

Feb. 4 (Fri.)
Semnar1
(12:00pm-2:00pm)
Strengthening Post-Conflict Security and Diplomacy : Lessons for U.S. and Japan
Feb. 7 (Mon.)
Semnar2
(9:30am-11:40am)
East Asian Security Environment and the Future of Japan-US Alliance
Feb. 8 (Tue.)
USJI Open House
(10:00am-12:00pm / 1:00pm-5:00pm)
Feb. 9 (Wed.)
Semnar3
([Conference] 3:00pm-5:30pm / [Reception] 6:00pm-8:00pm)
Reactivating US – Japan Relations in A Changing Asia
Feb. 10 (Thur.)
Semnar4
(10:00am-11:40am)
How to innovate the higher education role in the new global knowledged-based society?
Semnar5
(2:00pm-4:00pm)
A Japan That Can Say Yes: Maintaining Japan’s Presence in the United States and Elsewhere
Feb. 11 (Fri.)
Semnar6
(10:00am-12:00pm)
The Current Global Financial Crisis and its effects On US, Japan, and Asia
Semnar7
(2:00pm-4:00pm)
Climate Change Policies in the U.S. and Japan

Admission is free but seating for these events is limited.

Semnar 1 : Strengthening Post-Conflict Security and Diplomacy : Lessons for U.S. and Japan

Date and Time

February 4, Fri., 2011, 12:00pm-2:00pm

Venue

Conference Room, The Environmental Law
2000 L Street NW, Suite 620, Washington, D.C. 20036

Abstract

Over the past twenty years, the United States and Japan have been two of the most substantial sources of international assistance to countries recovering from conflict. In many instances, natural resources have played a prominent role in these peacebuilding efforts. To date, however, there has been little assessment of the effectiveness of the various experiences in managing natural resources to support post-conflict peacebuilding and diplomacy. This seminar highlights ongoing research being undertaken by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), the University of Tokyo, and the Global Infrastructure Fund (GIF) Research Foundation Japan, with the support of the Center for Global Partnership of the Japan Foundation. Drawing upon examples from Iraq, Liberia, and elsewhere, the seminar highlights opportunities to make US and Japanese official development assistance policies and practice more effective.

Summary

Joint Organized by Environmental Law Institute and U.S.-Japan Research Institute(USJI)

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Welcome Speech
Dr. Yoshiaki Abe
Operating Adviser, USJI
University Professor, Waseda University
Discussants
Dr. Lisa Goldman
Senior Attorney, Counsel, and Co-Director,
Africa Program, Environmental Law Institute
Dr. Mikiyasu Nakayama
Professor, Division of Environmental Studies,
The University of Tokyo
presentation
Dr. Mishkat Al Moumin
Chief Executive Officer Women and the Environment
Organization
Dr. Carl Bruch
Senior Attorney and Co-Director of International
Programs, Environmental Law Institute

Semnar 2 : East Asian Security Environment and the Future of Japan-US Alliance

Date and Time

February 7, Mon., 2011, 9:30am-11:40am

Venue

Federal Room B, 2F, Capital Hilton Hotel
1001 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

Abstract

The scope the U.S.-Japan alliance covers is now broader than ever before. While the recent North Korean military assault against its southern sibling is a wake up call that in North East Asia the alliance is faced with threats of traditional, modern kind, it must also tackle a complex set of non-traditional, post-modern risks: cyber security, climate change and resultant natural disasters to name only a couple. Geographically the alliance already covers Diego Garcia, yet its range will become even wider as the century proceeds. As a central pillar for the provision of peace and security throughout the region, the U.S.-Japan alliance should also broaden its horizon to more effectively engage other partners such as Australia, India, Korea, and possibly even NATO. Whether the alliance has a cohesive core in its leadership, organizational structure, and operational doctrine to better face up to the challenges both old and new is a central question this seminar aims to answer. Attempted is to lay out the steps Tokyo and Washington should urgently take.

Summary

This seminar will be held as a midterm presentation of USJI research project.
C-SPAN3 covered the seminar 2 at the Capital Hilton Hotel on Monday, February 7, 2011.
http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/USJapanRelations36

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Moderator
Mr. Shotaro Yachi
Professor, Organization for Japan-US Studies, Waseda University
Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs
Panelists
Mr. Takeo Akiba
Minister for Political Affairs, the Embassy of Japan
presentation
Dr. Patrick Cronin
Senior Advisor and Senior Director,
Asia-Pacific Security Program,
Center for a New American Security
Mr. Tomohiko Taniguchi
Senior Guest Fellow (Defense and Security),
Sojitz Research Institute
Former Spokesperson at the Japanese Foreign
Ministry
presentation

USJI Open House

Date and Time

February 8, Tue., 2011, 10:00am-12:00pm / 1:00pm-5:00pm

Venue

USJI Washington Headquarters Office at International Square 1875 I Street NW, Suite 512, Washington, DC 20006

Abstract

Introduction about USJI activities and suggestion for possible cooperation with your organization or group.

Hosts
Prof. Katsuichi Uchida
President, USJI
Vice President, Waseda University
Dr. Akihiko Tanaka
Vice Chair, USJI
Executive Vice President, The University of Tokyo
Prof. Junichi Mori
Vice Chair, USJI
Vice President, Kyoto University
Dr. Yoshiaki Abe
Operating Adviser, USJI
University Professor, Waseda University

Semnar 3 : Reactivating US – Japan Relations in A Changing Asia

Date and Time

February 9, Wed., 2011,
[Conference] 3:00pm-5:30pm [Reception] 6:00pm-8:00pm
*A buffet dinner will be served.

Venue

Conference Center, K&L Gates LLP Washington D.C. Office
1601 K Street, NW, Washington DC, 20006-1600

Abstract

Recent events in the U.S., Japan, and Asia have prompted a need to reassess the longstanding bilateral and regional relationships. This program will consider how to build upon the relationship between the U.S. and Japan in managing legal, regulatory and political risks in the Asian Pacific region, and how to effectively facilitate the exchange of human resources between the U.S. and Japan. The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the oldest graduate school of international affairs in the U.S., through its LLM (Master of Laws) Program in International Law and the Hitachi Center, together with the U.S. Japan Research Institute (USJI), a collaboration of five Japanese universities, will join with the global law firm of K&L Gates LLP for a panel discussion of these issues.

Following the program, a reception will be held with opening remarks from H.E. Ichiro Fujisaki, Ambassador of Japan to the United States and Ambassador Stephen W. Bosworth, Dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy / U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy.

Conference summary
Reception summary

Joint Organized by The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, K&L Gates and U.S.-Japan Research Institute(USJI)

February 9, Wed., 2011, [Conference]3:00pm-5:30pm [Reception]6:00pm-8:00pm
Conference Center, K&L Gates LLP Washington D.C. Office
1601 K Street, NW, Washington DC, 20006-1600

Joint Conference: Leadership and Partnership between the U.S. and Japan in Managing Legal and Political Risk in the Asia Pacific Region

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Opening Remarks

Dr. Katsuhiko Shirai
Chair, USJI
Executive Advisor for Academic Affairs, The Former President, Waseda University

Prof. Joel P. Trachtman
Professor of International Law, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy / Director, The Hitachi Center

Introduction

Prof. Thomas F. Holt, Jr.
Partner, K&L Gates / Adjunct Professor of International Law, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Panel One: Macro Perspective Panel:
The Future of Trade Negotiation and its Impact on the Legal and Political Environment in the U.S., Japan, and Asia Pacific Region

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Moderator

Prof. Joel P. Trachtman

Panelists

Prof. Naoyuki Agawa
Vice Chair, USJI
Vice President, International Collaboration Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Graduate School of Media and Governance,Keio University

Mr. Michael J. O’Neil
Partner, K&L Gates / North America Director, Trilateral Commission / Former General Counsel,CIA

Dr. Akihiko Tanaka
Vice Chair, USJI
Executive Vice President, The University of Tokyo

Panel Two: Micro Perspective Panel:
Corporate Strategy, Operation, and Leadership in Managing Legal, Regulatory and Political Risk in the U.S., Japan, and Asia Pacific Region

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Moderator

Prof. Partha S. Ghosh
Visiting Professor of Strategic & Innovation Management, The Fletcher School of Law and
Diplomacy / Professor of Practice, Tufts Gordon Institute / Former Partner, McKinsey &Company

Panelists

Hon. Slade Gorton
Of Counsel, K&L Gates / Former U.S. Senator

Prof. Junichi Mori
Vice Chair, USJI
Vice President, Kyoto University

Mr. Carl Green
Senior Advisor, Former Senior Representative,Hitachi Corporate Office in Washington D.C.

Joint Networking Reception: Facilitating Human Resource Exchanges between the U.S. and Japan

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Opening Remarks

H.E. Ichiro Fujisaki
Ambassador of Japan to the United States

Ambassador Stephen W. Bosworth
Dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy /
U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy

Special Speeches: The Role of Universities and Corporations in Facilitating Human Resource Exchanges between the U.S. and Japan

Prof. Thomas F. Holt, Jr.

Mr. Takashi Ohde
Corporate Officer and General Manager, Hitachi Corporate Offices, D.C. & L.A., Hitachi, Ltd.

Prof. Joel P. Trachtman

Prof. Katsuichi UchidaPresident, USJI
Vice President, Waseda University

Special Speeches: The Role of Universities and Corporations in Facilitating Human Resource Exchanges between the U.S. and Japan

Semnar 4 : How to innovate the higher education role in the new global knowledged-based society?

Date and Time

February 10, Thur., 2011, 10:00am-11:40am

Venue

Statler A,B, 2F, Capital Hilton Hotel
1001 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

Abstract

This session will focus on discussing the role of higher education in the new global knowledge-based society, and seeking possibilities for innovation and cooperation. Higher education institutions in the 21st century are expected to play a significant role in solving various global issues by educating younger generations and through the enhancement of science and technology.
We are aiming to find a new paradigm for a pragmatic strategy to provide a global education, quality assurance in higher education in the global era, and innovation through the strengthening of cooperative international researches etc.
The three panelists have an abundance of pragmatic experience as former presidents of leading universities and are influential in higher education spheres, both in their respective countries and internationally. They will discuss the above-mentioned issues from their own perspectives and try to clarify common issues to be shared, while focusing on the future direction for higher education activities.
At present, while transnational cooperation in higher education and scholarship programs propelled by the EU, such as the Socrates, Erasmus and Erasmus Mundus Scholarships, are expanding, the ASEAN countries have also started their own collaborative program. All countries share a common interest in the role of higher education and effective administration in the global knowledge-based society. This session covers the newly implemented “Campus Asia” plan for increasing higher education collaboration among Japan, China and South-Korea, and will cover Japan’s coordination with the United States and Asian nations, while providing an excellent opportunity to discuss proposals from various perspectives, including from a practical point of view, and will surely prove to be the starting point for further global discussions.

Summary

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Opening Remarks

H.E. Ichiro Fujisaki
Ambassador of Japan to the United States

Moderator

Dr. Akihiko Tanaka
Vice Chair, USJI
Executive Vice President, The University of Tokyo

Panelists

Dr. Katsuhiko Shirai
Chair, USJI
Executive Advisor for Academic Affairs, The Former President, Waseda University
presentation

Dr. Stephen Joel Trachtenberg
President Emeritus and University Professor of Public Service, George Washington University

Dr. Xu Zhihong
The Former President, Peking University
presentation

Semnar 5 : A Japan That Can Say Yes: Maintaining Japan’s Presence in the United States and Elsewhere

Date and Time

February 10, Thur., 2011, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Venue

Statler A,B, 2F, Capital Hilton Hotel
1001 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

Abstract

s Japan declining? Some seem to believe so. They cite her shrinking and aging population, lingering economy, and increasingly introverted youth, among other factors, as evidence of this. The issue, however, is not whether this perception is correct, but what Japan can do to reverse the trend and how to convince people of the United States and other countries that Japan continues to matter. This seminar will take a fresh look at the images and realities of Japan’s place in the world today and explore ways in which Japan can change and correct a seemingly growing popular perception that Japan no longer has the will nor the power to compete in the world arena. It will do so in the context of Japan’s roles and missions in security, economy and culture, with emphasis upon the implications of such a perception for the future of U.S.-Japan relations.

Summary

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AModerator

Prof. Naoyuki Agawa
Vice Chair, USJI
Vice President, International Collaboration Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University

Panelists

Dr. Kevin M Doak
Professor & Nippon Foundation Endowed Chair in Japanese Studies Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Georgetown University
presentation

Ms. Irene Hirano Inouye
President, U.S.-Japan Council
presentation

Dr. Daniel M. Kliman
Visiting Fellow, the Center for a New American Security
presentation

Mr. Takeo Mori
Minister for Economic Affairs, Embassy of Japan

Semnar 6 : The Current Global Financial Crisis and its effects On US, Japan, and Asia

Date and Time

February 11, Fri., 2011, 10:00am-12:00pm

Venue

Senate Room, 2F, Capital Hilton Hotel
1001 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

Abstract

The session evaluates the effects of the current global financial crisis on the world economy by putting special emphasis on US, Japan and Asia Pacific region. Its effects both on trade and financial sectors will be clarified. Through the process, the panelists will inevitably examine the influence of so called global imbalances as an important underlining condition toward global as well as region economic recovery. They will then explore the implications of the global financial crisis on foreign economic policy of the United States and Japan toward Asia-Pacific regional cooperation.

Summary

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

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Moderator

Dr. Keiji Nakatsuji
Operating Adviser, USJI
Professor of International History, Graduate School ofInternational Relaitons, Ritsumeikan University

Presenters

Impeding Effects of Global Imbalances on Recovery from Financial Crises
Dr. Nobuhiko Hibara
Operating Adviser, USJI
Associate Professor of Finance, School of Business Administration, Ritsumeikan University
presentation

Japan’s strategy towards Asia-Pacific regionalism in the aftermath of the global crisis
Dr. Mireya Solis
Associate Professor, School of International Service, American University
presentation

Trade Finance and the Great Trade Collapse
Dr. David Weinstein
Carl S. Shoup Professor of Japanese Economy, Columbia University
Associate Director for Research Center on Japanese Economy and Business
presentation

Discussants

Mr. Kiyoaki Aburaki
US Representative, Keidanren and the 21st Century Public Policy Inst.
Visiting Fellows,Center for Strategic and International Studies

Dr. Sachio Nakato
Professor, College of International Relations, Department of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University

Semnar 7 : Climate Change Policies in the U.S. and Japan

Date and Time

February 11, Fri., 2011, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Venue

Senate Room, 2F, Capital Hilton Hotel
1001 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

Abstract

o reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as targeted by the administrations in the U.S. and Japan, considerable efforts by households, businesses and local communities are inevitable. Regulators also face challenges to set certain reduction incentives for these economic agents and to monitor their reduction activities. We examine the local approaches to the climate change problems and discuss the policy mechanism for the reduction in both countries and try deriving useful policy implications. The presentations are based on the recent empirical study on local efforts on climate change by Bochniarz and Gemma (2010) and the theoretical paper by Tsur and de Gorter (2011).

Summary

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

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Moderator

Dr. Masahiko Gemma
Operating Adviser, USJI
Professor & Director, Faculty of Social Sciences and the Institute of Japan-US Studies,Waseda University

Paper Presenters

Dr. Zbigniew Bochniarz
Visiting Professor, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington
presentation

Dr. Yacov Tsur
Professor & Head, Department of Agricultural Economics & Management, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
presentation

Panelists

Ms. Jane Nakano
Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
presentation

Mr. Tatsuya Shinkawa
Chief Representative
Representative Office in Washington, DC, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization
presentation

Dr. Harry de Gorter
Professor, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University

Organized by

U.S.-JAPAN Research Institute(USJI)

Supported by

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

Sponsored by

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership

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