• Getting to Know Japan Webinar Series

  • About the Series

    The Getting to Know Japan webinar series is designed to assist Americans living in Japan as a part of the U.S. military presence to learn about and gain greater appreciation for their host nation’s culture and society. World-class specialists will deliver engaging lessons on introductory-level topics related to Japanese culture and society. While tailored for the needs of the US military community in Japan, the webinars are open to all interested in learning more about Japan. This series is being implemented in full partnership with The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.

  • Getting to Know Japan Webinar Schedule

    19:00 (JST), 23 September 2021

    What are the significant characteristics of recent Japanese prime ministers and how has Japan changed under their respective administrations? Mr. Tobias Harris, author of “The Iconoclast: Shinzo Abe and the New Japan”, will shed some light on these questions as he gives an introductory overview of Japan’s political leaders before opening the floor for Q&A.

     

    To join please use this link to register with Zoom. You will need the link and passcode provided in the confirmation email.

     

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    Political Extremism in Japan

    10:00 (JST), 28 September 2021

    What do anti-communist sound trucks, anti-imperial anarchists, anti-war teenagers, and anti-racist countermovements have in common? In this talk, Professor Smith will discuss the post-WWII history and contemporary status of several activist movements in Japan, based in part on his fieldwork since 2005 into the Japanese far right. As activist movements engage each other, lay society, the Japanese government, US-Japan relations, and Japan’s relationship with Asian neighbors, they offer insight into the dynamism of political life in contemporary Japan.

     

    To join please use this link to register with Zoom. You will need the link and passcode provided in the confirmation email.

     

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    19:00 (JST), 7 October 2021

    Article IX of the Japanese Constitution, an item of frequent debate and scrutiny, was a precursor to the Japanese Self Defense Forces and is still a guiding principle for their operations. Japanese foreign policy expert Professor Kyoko Hatakeyama will give an introductory talk on this critical and contested section of Japan’s constitution and the military forces that it regulates.

     

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    10:00 (JST), 12 October 2021

     

    The United States and Japan have a unique relationship which is supported by a multifaceted and wide-reaching formal alliance. Ms. Chanlett-Avery, Specialist in Asian Affairs at the Congressional Research Service, will provide an introductory overview of this alliance, going into the forms that it takes and the joint efforts of its components.

     

    To join please use this link to register with Zoom. You will need the link and passcode provided in the confirmation email.

     

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  • More Webinars to Be Announced Soon!

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