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SEPTEMBER 11-19, 2017

A series of related events is held over the course of one week in Washington, D.C. to present the research findings of research projects and other initiatives by the U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI). We also would like to promote greater understanding of Japan within the United States. Through these events, we hope to foster stronger ties in U.S.-Japan community.

Event Schedule

Sept. 11th (Mon.)
Event1
(2:00p.m.-3:30p.m.)
UN and International Cooperation in the Era of Trump
Sept. 12th (Tue.)
Event2
(10:00a.m. – 11:30a.m.)
Exchange Activities Of Young Researchers In Biomedical Research Field Between US-Japan at NIDCR/NIH
Sept. 15th (Fri.)
Event3
(10:00a.m.-11:15a.m.)
A United Front? US-Japan Relations at a Time of Uncertainty
Sept.18th (Mon.)
Event4
(2:00p.m.-3:30p.m.)
Weighing Bad Options: Reflections on Past Diplomacy with North Korea and Alliance Options Today
Sept.19th (Tue.)
Event5
(2:00p.m.-3:30p.m.)
People as a Target of Anti-Globalism? Refugee Questions in China

Admission is free, but seating for these events is limited.

Event 1 UN and International Cooperation in the Era of Trump

Date and Time

Sept. 11th (Mon.) 2:00p.m.- 3:30p.m.

Venue

USJI Office Seminar Room (2000M)
2000 M Street, B1, Washington D.C.  20006

Abstract

This project is a policy study aiming to explore current international cooperation policies and the relationship between the United State and the United Nations after the advent of the Trump Presidency. More specifically, four scholars will examine this from their respective areas of expertise, ranging from national security and politics, to cultural significance. We will present our views to the policy community in Washington at a workshop during the USJI Week as well as reporting on future issues of the USJI Voice.

Speakers
Kazuhiro Maeshima
Operating Advisor, USJI/ Professor, Faculty of Global Studies, Sophia University
Yasuhiro Ueki
Professor, Department of Global Studies, Sophia University
Barbara Crossette
Journalist, The Nation

USJI regrets to announce that due to unforeseen circumstance, our speaker Dr. Edward Luck is unavailable to join us at this event.

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Event 2 : Exchange Activities Of Young Researchers In Biomedical Research Field Between US-Japan In NIDCR/NIH

Date and Time

Sept. 12th (Tue.) 10:00a.m. – 11:30a.m.

Venue

National Institute of Health (NIH)

9000 Rockville Pike, Building 30, Room 117,
Bethesda, MD 20892

 Abstract

The inborn specific abnormality that the phenotype appears in a face and the oral cavity affects chewing, speech, breathing as well as swallowing function. The cleft lip and/or cleft palate that are representative inborn specific abnormality show a phenotype on face. The occurrence rate ranges from one of 500 births to one of 700 births in the world.We have carried out basic and translational researches to develop the regenerative therapy.
NIH has been contributed to provide the opportunities to Japanese young researchers to learn as post-doctoral fellows. In the seminar, Dr. Yamada present the history of research guidance in NIDCR. Drs. Yoshizaki and Takahashi will present their experiences as post-doctoral fellows in NIDCR and NIAMS.
Dr. Yoshizaki worked with Dr. Yamada and carried out the biochemical researches relating tooth development from 2012-2015. Principal investigator Ichiro Takahashi learned and investigated the prenatal development of the craniofacial biological researches in NIAMS under the supervision of Dr. Lillian Shum and Dir, Hal Slavkin from 1996-1998.

Moderator/Speaker
Ichiro Takahashi
Operating Advisor, USJI / Professor, Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University
Speakers
Yoshihiko Yamada
Senior Investigator, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, NIH 
Kazuaki Nonaka
Professor, Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University
Keigo Yoshizaki
Associate Professor, Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University
Supported by

NIH Japanese fellow meeting (Kinyo-kai)

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Event 3 : A United Front? US-Japan Relations at a Time of Uncertainty

Date and Time

Sept. 15th (Fri.) 10:00a.m. – 11:15a.m.

Venue
Wilson Center

Abstract

Expectations for strong ties between the United States and Japan continue to rise amid growing concerns about North Korea’s military aspirations. But both President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are facing considerable challenges to their leadership at home. What are the implications of domestic unrest on foreign policy and on US-Japan relations in particular, and how will they impact the bilateral military alliance? Join us for a discussion on the outlook for Washington and Tokyo cooperation and how the current situation compares with the leadership of President Ronald Reagan on the one hand, and Japan under Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone and Junichiro Koizumi on the other.

 

Co-Hosted by

Wilson Center
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Moderator
shihoko goto
Shihoko Goto
Wilson Center
Speakers
Koji Murata
Operating Advisor, USJI/ Professor, Doshisha University
Andrew L. Oros
Professor, Washington College
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Event 4: Weighing Bad Options: Reflections on Past Diplomacy with North Korea and Alliance Options Today

Date and Time

Sept. 18th (Mon.) 2:00p.m.- 3:30p.m.

Venue

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington D.C.

Abstract

The Trump administration and its allies are trying to apply maximum pressure on North Korea so that it will accept diplomatic talks predicated on its eventual denuclearization. It has been over a decade since such active hard and soft diplomatic measures have been applied to this policy challenge, even as regional circumstances have changed dramatically.
Two veteran diplomats deeply involved with the last set of intense negotiations with North Korea will discuss their experiences and consider options in light of today’s dynamics. Former State Department and White House adviser Douglas Paal and Professor Keiji Nakatsuji will join the conversation, moderated by Carnegie’s Jim Schoff.

Moderator
James Schoff
Senior Fellow, Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Speakers
Christopher Hill
Ambassador/Dean, The University of Denver/ Columnist
Mitoji Yabunaka
Former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs /Professor, Ritsumeikan University
Commentators
Keiji Nakatsuji
Operating Advisor, USJI /Professor, Ritsumeikan University
Doug H. Paal
Vice President, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Co-Hosted by

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Event 5: People as a Target of Anti-Globalism? Refugee Questions in China

Date and Time

Sept. 19th (Tue.) 2:00p.m.- 3:30p.m.

Venue

USJI Office Seminar Room (2000M)
2000 M Street, B1, Washington D.C. 20006

Abstract

Simply put, globalization means free flow of money, goods and services, information, and people which enhance integration on the earth. Especially since last year, the world however has seen visible rise of anti-immigration sentiment represented by statements by Mr. Trump and Brexit. Are we headed toward an era of anti-globalism?

But Professor Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of Lee Kuan Yew School of National University of Singapore, for example, boasts there is no similar anti-globalization phenomenon in Asia. If so, anti-globalism is an isolated phenomenon in some regions. We cannot be so sure unless we examine closely , for example, cases of Asia. Our two China specialists discuss refugee problems of China to partially answer the above ominous global question.

Ironically enough, US and China switched its respective position in terms of trade. Now Chinese government at least sounds more free trader while US looks more protectionist. How about Chinese attitude toward refugees? The session clarifies the point.

Moderator
Keiji Nakatsuji
Operating Advisor, USJI /Professor, Ritsumeikan University
Speakers
Miwa Hirono
Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan University
Quansheng Zhao
Professor, American University
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