Sunday, March 26, 2017

Conversations: Next Generation Ideas on the Future of U.S.-Japan Relations

Conversations: Next Generation Ideas on the Future of U.S.-Japan Relations
March 31, 2017  |  2:00-3:30 P.M.

Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC)
How will the Japan-US alliance adapt to challenges around the Pacific? As Japan pushes ahead with ambitious tourism goals ahead of Tokyo 2020, what will the economic benefits be? Can cultural and educational exchange programs fulfill their promise and deepen long term relationships between citizens in Japan and the US?

Join four leading scholars for a panel discussion on March 31 at the Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC) to learn more about these critical topics, and contribute your questions during the accompanying Q&A!

The panelists have recently returned from leading a group of young researchers as part of a Kakehashi Project trip to Japan, where they engaged in in-depth conversations with their counterparts at institutions such as the Japanese Institute of International Affairs and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
  • Romina Boccia, The Heritage Foundation
  • Alexander E. Evans, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
  • Hannah Suh, Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
  • Nicholas Szechenyi, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
The sponsors of this event, the Embassy of Japan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, invite you to participate and hear the opinions of these scholars, contribute to the Q&A, and learn more about the Kakehashi Project.

For more information, please contact Ms. Helen von Gohren, 202-238-6769.


NICHOLAS SZECHENYI is deputy director of the Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he is also a senior fellow. His research focuses on U.S.-Japan relations and U.S.–East Asia relations. Prior to joining CSIS in 2005, he was a news producer for Fuji Television in Washington, D.C., where he covered U.S. policy in Asia and domestic politics. He holds an M.A. in international economics and Japan studies from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a B.A. in Asian studies from Connecticut College.

ROMINA BOCCIA is a leading fiscal and economic expert at The Heritage Foundation, who focuses on government spending, the economy, and the national debt. She is Heritage’s Grover M. Hermann research fellow in federal budgetary affairs and deputy director of the think tank’s Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies. Boccia often advises members of Congress and their staffs on fiscal policy issues, and has testified before congressional committees. Boccia is widely published and quoted in newspapers, magazines and digital outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Bloomberg, The Washington Times, The Washington Examiner, The Daily Signal, the German publication Die Welt and The National Interest, among others. She is a regular guest expert on national and international television, including Fox News, NBC, PBS and SkyNews. Boccia received her master’s degree in economics from George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax, Va.

ALEXANDER E. EVANS is the Research and Program Coordinator at the Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies within Johns Hopkins SAIS. In this dual role, he manages the operational and financial aspects of both the research center and the affiliated Japan Studies department. His personal research focuses on the economic history of early-modern Japan, and he is currently interested in the production and distribution networks that developed around regional “famous products.” Evans holds an MSc in Economic History from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BBA in Economics from Villanova University.

HANNAH SUH is the Program Coordinator for the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Prior to joining CNAS, Ms. Suh interned with the Project on International Order and Strategy at the Brookings Institution and with the Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). She has also held internship positions with the U.S. Department of State, The Coca-Cola Company, and Vital Voices. Ms. Suh earned her B.A. in International Studies at American University, specializing in U.S. Foreign Policy/Global Security with regional concentrations in in Asia and Europe.

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