Sponsor: Centre for Japanese Research, Institute of Asian Research, Department of Political Science, Liu Institute for Global Issues, Vancouver Mokuyokai Society
Place: Liu Institute for Global Issues, Multipurpose Room, 6476 NW Marine Drive
By: Ambassador Joseph Caron
Dates: Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 to Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013
Time: 12:30 – 2:00pm
Introductory Welcome by IAR Director and CJR Director
Moderator: Ambassador Joseph Caron
Panelists and Topics:
Professor Ben Nyblade (UBC Political Science): Overview of the Election: Factors Behind the DPJ’s Collapse and the Role of Prime Minister Leadership
Professor Ikuo Kume (Waseda University, Visiting Scholar at Institute of Europen Studies/Political Science, UBC): Policy Positions and Party Cohesion in Japan: results from a pre-election candidate survey and policy space analysis
PhD Candidate Go Murakami (UBC Political Science): Public Opinion Clues behind a Lopsided Election; what happened to third-force parties?
Professor Yves Tiberghien (UBC IAR and Political Science): Abenomics and the new trajectory of Japan’s Economy; fiscal policy, BOJ autonomy, TPP, and energy policy
Professor Tsuyoshi Kawasaki (SFU Political Science): Abe’s Foreign Policy – what can we expect?
A light lunch will be served at noon. Please RSVP here by January 21 (for catering purposes).
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