The New Japan: New Global Participation Through New Diplomacy
February 15, 2007, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Since Shinzo Abe became Prime Minister in September, he has pledged, along with Foreign Minister Taro Aso, to raise Japan�s global stature. Learn more.
6:00 pm � 6:30 pm Networking
Championing a more proactive diplomacy, the Prime Minister has made historic trips to Beijing and Seoul, is further strengthening security ties with the United States, and is seeking to heighten Japan�s international peacekeeping cooperation with the participation of the Self-Defense Forces. What are the geopolitical implications of North Korea�s nuclear stance for Northeast Asia and trans-Pacific relations? What is the �Arc of Freedom and Prosperity� -- Japan�s new diplomatic initiative -- and its implications for Eurasia? Plan now to attend this exclusive briefing by Consul General Shinoda, a recognized authority on American, Russian, and Soviet affairs.