Professor Naoyuki Agawa in Washington, DC on December 3, 2013
Where does Japan stands today in the world, particularly in terms of Prime Minister Abe's administration? What is Japan's relationship with China and Korea, and how does that affect U.S.-Japan relations? These are a few of the issues that Naoyuki Agawa, Member of the USJC Board of Councilors, discussed at a dinner on December 3 with other USJC Members in Washington DC.
As a lawyer and academic with an extensive career in both the U.S. and Japan, and as former Minister for Public Affairs at the Embassy of Japan in the United States, Professor Agawa of Keio University has long been an expert on U.S.-Japan relations. The discussion and lively Q&A with the small group, which included Secretary Norman Mineta, also Member of the Board of Councilors, as well as young Members who were recently part of the TOMODACHI Emerging Leaders Program, served as an opportunity to learn about the complexity, seriousness and depth of issues in the Asia-Pacific from broad, historical and strategic perspectives.