• Emergent Tokyo: A Modern History of Japan's Urbanism

    Getting to Know Japan Webinar (via Zoom) -- 1000 (JST) 11 October 2022

    Mr. Joe McReynolds, the co-author of Emergent Tokyo: Designing the Spontaneous City, will provide an introductory overview of the history of Japan's urbanism, and what key features distinguish Tokyo's city-scape from the other major cities of the world.


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    This event is a part of YCAPS' "Getting to Know Japan Series" co-sponsored by The United States-Japan Foundation (USJF).


    Mr. Joe McReynolds is the research editor and co-author of Emergent Tokyo: Designing the Spontaneous City, a book that demystifies Tokyo’s urbanism for an international audience, explaining its origins, and its role in the Tokyo of tomorrow.

    Mr. McReynolds is an urban studies scholar affiliated with Keio University’s Almazán Architecture and Urban Studies Laboratory, where he studies Tokyo’s approach to urban policy. Through his urban studies scholarship, he is a member of the Explorers Club of New York, and maintains a private digital library of hundreds of scanned, full-text-searchable Japanese-language books related to Tokyo.

    Outside of his urban studies scholarship, Mr. McReynolds is also a foreign policy analyst who serves as the Chief for Global Information Operations and Cyber at the Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis, the China Security Studies Fellow at the Jamestown Foundation, and as a co-founder of the China Cyber and Intelligence Studies Institute. His expertise lies in Sino-American national security issues including China’s illicit technology exfiltration efforts, information warfare capabilities and operations, and IT sector civil-military integration. Through this work, he is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the Truman National Security Project. He also previously served as a visiting fellow at the Japanese Ministry of Defense.


    Format: This event will be off-the-record. Questions are encouraged. It will not be recorded.

    Registration: Required Link
    Moderators: Sam Baron

    Webinar Cost: Free of charge

    Co-sponsors: United States-Japan Foundation

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