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September 3 - 9 is this year's week of presentation and discussion.
USJI's mission is to produce practical research results based on a sound academic base, and to strategically establish a leading-edge research base in Washington, DC from which to announce its results and contribute to the policy discussion.
USJI is an APP member and APP interns will be assisting USJI interns at the events. Please say hello!
You can find more information and locations by clicking on each seminar's title.
OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES IN THE US-JAPAN ALLIANCE. 9/3, 10:00-11:30am. Speakers: Hiroshi Nakanishi, Professor, Kyoto University; Michael J. Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, CSIS. What are the steps policymakers in Tokyo and Washington should take to further strengthen this essential relationship?
TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH BASED ON MOLECULAR CRANIOFACIAL DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT OF RELATED CLINICAL ACTIVITIES IN DENTISTRY. 9/3, 1:00-2:30pm. Speakers: Harold C. Slavkin, Founding Director, USC Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology and Professor, Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC; Yoshihide Mori, Professor and Chair, Kyushu University. Discussion of the present conditions and problems in furthering the exchange of medical researchers between the US, Japan, and Southeast Asia.
SOCIAL INNOVATION THROUGH RAILROAD INNOVATION: JAPAN'S EXPERIENCE AND POSSIBILITIES FOR US-JAPAN COOPERATION. 9/4, 10:00-11:30am. Speakers: Satoshi Seino, Chairman, East Japan Railway Company; Karen Hedlund, Deputy Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration. An overview of the postwar history of Japanese railroads and how JR East's can use its experience to contribute to innovation, especially high speed rail, in the US.
IMPROVING POLICY AND PRACTICE ON RETURN MIGRATION AFTER NATURAL DISASTERS. 9/4, 3:00-4:00pm. Speakers: Mikiyasu Nakayama, Operating Advisor , USJI / Professor, The University of Tokyo; Carl Bruch, Senior Attorney, Co-Director, International Programs, Environmental Law Institute(ELI); Nicholas S. Bryner, Visiting Associate Professor, George Washington University. Discussion of policy priorities, public perceptions, and policy options for encouraging post-disaster return migration in the United States and Japan.