How Will President Obama Affect U.S.-Japan Relations?
His Excellency Ichiro Fujisaki, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United States of America, will discuss the impact of the Obama administration on U.S.-Japan relations at a Yale University lecture on February 18.
According to a Yale news release, Ambassador Fujisaki was educated at Keio University in Tokyo, Brown University and Stanford University. He joined the foreign service of Japan in 1969 and rose through the ranks. Between 2002 and 2005, Fujisaki served as Japan’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, where his responsibilities included serving as Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s personal representative to the G-8 summit and Japan’s chief negotiator for free trade. Prior to his June 2008 appointment as Japan’s ambassador to the United States, Fujisaki was ambassador and permanent representative of Japan to the international organizations in Geneva. During a time when many economists are comparing the future of the American economy to Japan's "lost decade," what do you think Obama will mean for trade policy—and general diplomacy—toward Japan? Send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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