Sunday, 20 January 2013

Discussion: The December 16, 2012 Japanese Election, The New Abe Cabinet, And What it May All Mean for Japan, East Asia, and the World in 2013

The December 16, 2012 Japanese Election, The New Abe Cabinet, And What it May All Mean for Japan, East Asia, and the World in 2013

Sponsor:
Centre for Japanese Research, Institute of Asian Research, Department of Political Science and The Vancouver Mokuyokai Society
Place: C.K. Choi Building, Room #120 Conference Room, 1855 West Mall
By: Ambassador Joseph Caron
Type: Discussion
Dates: Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 to Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013
Time: 12:30 - 2:00pm
Introductory Welcome by IAR Director and CJR Director
Moderator:  Ambassador Joseph Caron

Panelists and Topics:
Professor Ben Nyblade (UBC Political Science): Overview of the Election: Factors Behind the DPJ's Collapse and the Role of Prime Minister Leadership
Professor Ikuo Kume (Waseda University, Visiting Scholar at Institute of Europen Studies/Political Science, UBC): Policy Positions and Party Cohesion in Japan: results from a pre-election candidate survey and policy space analysis
PhD Candidate Go Murakami (UBC Political Science): Public Opinion Clues behind a Lopsided Election; what happened to third-force parties?
Professor Yves Tiberghien (UBC IAR and Political Science): Abenomics and the new trajectory of Japan's Economy; fiscal policy, BOJ autonomy, TPP, and energy policy
Professor Tsuyoshi Kawasaki (SFU Political Science): Abe's Foreign Policy – what can we expect?


A light lunch will be served at noon. Please RSVP via http://www.iar.ubc.ca/NewsEvents/EventandConferenceCalendar/ctl/Detail/mid/574/xmid/1267/xmfid/2.aspx by January 21 (for catering purposes).

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