Shinzo Abe's Legacy
Getting to Know Japan Webinar (via Zoom) -- Thursday, July 06, 2023 at 1900 (JST)
Dr. Tomohiko Taniguchi will emphasize the significant role played by the late Prime Minister Abe Shinzo in enhancing Japan's power across various domains such as the economy, diplomacy, and national security. He will delve into the reasons behind Abe's numerous meetings with Vladimir Putin and explore the factors that led Japan, under Abe's leadership, to forge closer ties with Israel. These are some of the questions that Dr. Taniguchi will address.
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Dr. Tomohiko Taniguchi worked as the primary foreign policy speech writer for the late Prime Minister Abe Shinzo. He collaborated with Mr. Abe in drafting the speech "Confluence of the Two Seas," which the late PM delivered to the Indian Parliament in August 2007. Whether in an official or private capacity, he worked with Mr. Abe for a total of 15 years. His latest book, "Prime Minister Abe's Speeches" [in Japanese], reflects on how Mr. Abe utilized speech occasions to advance the nation's agendas, including Abenomics, QUAD, and the FOIP concept. Dr. Taniguchi has held the position of Specially Appointed Professor at the University of Tsukuba since April 1, 2023. Prior to that, he was a Professor at Keio University while working alongside Mr. Abe and his close aides at the Prime Minister's Residence.
Format: This event will be recorded and published in our web archive. Questions are encouraged during the live event.
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Moderator: Amani Kidd
Webinar Cost: Free of charge
Co-sponsors: Japan Foundation, New York
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