EVENT

Panel Discussions | The New Era for Japan: Business, Economy and Regional Security

EVENT

Panel Discussions | The New Era for Japan: Business, Economy and Regional Security
Panel Discussions | The New Era for Japan: Business, Economy and Regional Security

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The Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles and JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles are co-presenting panel discussions on business, economy and regional security. The event will start off with a keynote from Ambassador Nina Hachigian, Deputy Mayor of International Affairs at the City of Los Angeles. Following the talk, the first panel will be on "Trade & Investment in the Asia Pacific" followed by the second panel on "Changes in Japan's Political Economy and Foreign Policy." Join us for engaging and informative panels with prominent speakers!

Registration

Reserve your seat(s) by emailing japanconsulatela@ls.mofa.go.jp.
Please include name, title and affiliation (company/school/other) of each person attending.
Full parking validation will be provided.

Program Details

1:30 PM | Doors Open & Refreshments
2:00 PM | Welcome Remarks
2:10 PM | Keynote Speaker
  • Ambassador Nina Hachigian, Deputy Mayor of the International Affairs at the City of Los Angeles
2:45 PM | Panel 1: Trade & Investment in the Asia Pacific
  • Dr. Fukunari Kimura | Professor at the Faculty of Economics at Keio University, Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
  • Dr. Kristi Govella | Assistant Professor at the School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Ms. Christine Peterson | Director at the International Trade & Investment at the Mayor's Office at the City of Los Angeles
  • Moderator: Dr. Saori Katada | Professor and the Chair of Political Science and International Relations Department at the University of Southern California
4:15 PM | Panel 2: Changes in Japan’s Political Economy and Foreign Policy
  • Dr. Harukata Takenaka | Professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo
  • Dr. Sheila Smith | Senior Fellow for Japan Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations
  • Dr. Gene Park | Associate Professor and Director at the Global Policy Institute at Loyola Marymount University
  • Moderator: Dr. Michael Thies | Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles
5:30 PM | Closing Remarks & Reception
6:30 PM | End of Reception

About Speakers

Please find speaker profiles here.

Ambassador (ret) Nina Hachigian

Ambassador (ret) Nina Hachigian

Deputy Mayor of International Affairs City of Los Angeles

Fukunari Kimura, Ph.D.

Fukunari Kimura, Ph.D.

Professor at the Faculty of Economics at Keio University, Chief Economist for Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

Kristi Govella, Ph.D.

Kristi Govella, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

Christine Peterson, J.D.

Christine Peterson, J.D.

Director of International Trade & Investment at the Mayor's Office at the City of Los Angeles

Moderator: Saori Katada, Ph.D.

Moderator: Saori Katada, Ph.D.

Professor and the Chair of Political Science and International Relations Department at the University of Southern California

Harukata Takenaka, Ph.D.

Harukata Takenaka, Ph.D.

Professor at National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo

Sheila Smith, Ph.D.

Sheila Smith, Ph.D.

Senior Fellow for Japan Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations

Gene Park, Ph.D.

Gene Park, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director for the Global Policy Institute at Loyola Marymount University

Moderator: Michael Thies, Ph.D.

Moderator: Michael Thies, Ph.D.

Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles

Photo Credit: Ambassador Nina Hachigian | Usmission2asean | CC BY-SA 4.0, Dr. Fukunari Kimura | ERIA, Dr. Kristi Govella | University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dr. Saori Katada | USC, Dr. Harukata Takenaka | GRIPS, Dr. Sheila Smith | CFR, Dr. Gene Park | LMU, Dr. Michael Thies | UCLA

  • Date
  • 12.12.2019
  • Time:
  • 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Location
  • JAPAN HOUSE Salon
    Level 5
  • Fee
  • Complimentary