• Japan's Constitution and Government System

    Getting to Know Japan Webinar (via Zoom) -- 2000 (JST) 04 August 2022

    Last month, millions of eligible voters in Japan went to the polls to elect members of the National Diet’s Upper House. Many conversations on issues regarding Japan's Constitution was brought under the spotlight during the campaign prior to the election. To better understand these debates and how the government system works in Japan, Dr. Mike Bosack will provide a primer on Japan’s postwar constitution and system of governance, offering attendees the tools for making sense of it all.


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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).


    Dr. Michael MacArthur Bosack is the Special Adviser for Government Relations at the Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies. Previously, Dr. Bosack served in the U.S. Air Force as a Foreign Area Officer. His last posting in the Air Force was as the Deputy Chief of Government Relations at Headquarters, U.S. Forces, Japan. Prior to that, Dr. Bosack was a Mansfield Fellow, where he worked in the National Diet, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ministry of Defense. He completed his doctoral studies at the International University of Japan’s Graduate School of International Relations. Dr. Bosack’s Ph.D. research examined Alliance Theory and Intergovernmental Negotiations, specifically focusing on the negotiations and outcomes of the 1997 and 2015 Defense Guidelines between the United States and Japan. His other research areas include North Korean Governance and Foreign Policy, Postwar Occupation Policy, and Leadership Studies.


    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