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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!
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|1:30 PM |||Doors Open & Refreshments|
|2:00 PM |||Welcome Remarks|
|2:10 PM |||Keynote Speaker
|2:45 PM |||Panel 1: Trade & Investment in the Asia Pacific
|4:15 PM |||Panel 2: Changes in Japan’s Political Economy and Foreign Policy
|5:30 PM |||Closing Remarks & Reception|
|6:30 PM |||End of Reception|
Please find speaker profiles here.
Ambassador (ret) Nina Hachigian
Deputy Mayor of International Affairs City of Los Angeles
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.
Assistant Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
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.
Professor and the Chair of Political Science and International Relations Department at the University of Southern California
Harukata Takenaka, Ph.D.
Professor at National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo
Sheila Smith, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow for Japan Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations
Gene Park, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director for the Global Policy Institute at Loyola Marymount University
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