Shinzo Abe's Life and Legacy
Getting to Know Japan Webinar (via Zoom) -- 1000 (JST) 30 August 2022
The assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on July 8th shook the world. As the longest serving Japanese prime minister, Abe was known for his Abenomics, the Free and Open Indo-Pacific, and securing the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, among other accomplishments. Renowned author on Japanese politics Tobias Harris will look back on Prime Minister Abe's life and career, and discuss how he will be remembered by Japan and the world.
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Mr. Tobias Harris is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC, where he oversees the National Security and International Policy team’s work on Asia. From 2013 to 2021, he was a political risk analyst covering Japan and the Korean Peninsula at Teneo Intelligence, as well as a research fellow for economy, trade, and business at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA from 2014 to 2020. He is also the author of The Iconoclast: Shinzo Abe and the New Japan, the first English-language biography of Japan’s longest-serving prime minister. Prior to joining Teneo Intelligence, Harris worked for a Japanese legislator, authored the blog Observing Japan, and conducted graduate research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Tokyo. He holds a master's degree in international relations from the University of Cambridge and a bachelor’s degree in politics and history from Brandeis University.
Format: This event will be off-the-record. Questions are encouraged. It will not be recorded.
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Moderators: Sam Baron
Webinar Cost: Free of charge
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