• What is Japan? Its National History Until 1868

    Getting to Know Japan Webinar (via Zoom) -- 1000 (JST) 27 April 2021

    Professor Michael Cucek (Temple University Japan) will deliver an overview of Japanese history until 1868 and the start of the Meiji Restoration, followed by Q&A and discussion.


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    This event is a part of YCAPS' "Getting to Know Japan Series" co-sponsored by The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.

    Michael Cucek is Assistant Professor of Asian Studies at Temple University, Japan Campus (1/2020 - Present). He is also a fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (2014 - Present). He is an independent political consultant and an advisor to consultancy Langley Esquire. Prior positions include Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Temple University, Japan Campus (9/2016-12/2019), Adjunct Professor of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Waseda University (10/2016-2/2020), Adjunct Professor of the Faculty of Liberal Arts at Sophia University (4/2015 - 8/2015), Senior Research Analyst at Okamoto Associates, a strategic and business consulting firm to Japanese multinationals and government affiliated agencies (1/1995 - 6/2010) and Research Associate at the Asahi National Broadcast Company (10/1992 - 9/1994). At Okamoto Associates, Professor Cucek authored and presented strategic advice to Japanese multinationals, quasi-governmental organizations, and government agencies in a cross-cultural and multilingual environment, and presentations and reports on business transformation, international political risk, change management, BRICS and technology transfer, both alone and as a member of cross-national teams of 3-4 persons. Professor Cucek's specializations include Japan's foreign relations with its East Asian neighbors, the history of East Asia, Japanese politics, U.S. Asia policy, international trade and development issues.


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

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    Moderator: Michael Okamoto

    Webinar Cost: Free of charge

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