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  • emJapan Rearmedem
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    Japan Rearmed

    Sheila Smith talked about her book, Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power, on the possibility and consequences of Japan building up its military.

  • George Takei and Kermit Roosevelt Discuss JapaneseAmerican Internment in World War II
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    Japanese-Americans During World War II

    George Takei talked about the treatment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. He spoke about his family being forced to leave their home and being sent to a racetrack, where they were…

  • Discussion on the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb
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    Atomic Bombings Remembered

    Clifton Truman Daniel and atomic bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki talked about the legacy of the nuclear attacks that ended World War II in the Pacific. The survivors described…

  • emBanker to the Worldem
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    Banker to the World

    International financial diplomat William Rhodes talked about his book, Banker to the World: Leadership Lessons From the Front Lines of Global Finance, in which he looks at the current…

  • USJapan Relations
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    U.S.-Japan Relations

    Mr. Sanger moderated a panel on relations between the U.S. and Japan. Among the topics addressed were the relative strengths of the two economies, the historic relationship between the U.S.…

  • emThe Great Disruptionem
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    The Great Disruption

    Mr. Fukuyama talked about his book The Great Disruption: Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order published by The Free Press. He focused on the breakdown of Western culture…

  • Second Shock Wave for Asia
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    Second Shock Wave for Asia

    Mr. Malpass talked about the current crisis in the Asian economy and what the continent could expect in the immediate future.

  • Japanese Economy
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    Japanese Economy

    Ambassador Saito spoke about economic and fiscal challenges facing Japan. He said that Japan must fundamentally change the relationship between government and business in order to allow for…

  • Asian Financial Crisis
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    Asian Financial Crisis

    Mr. Walter talked about the state of the Asia economies. He talked about the recent inflation of currencies in East Asia and what it means for the rest of the world economy. Following his…

  • emShadow Shogunsem
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    Shadow Shoguns

    Mr. Schlesinger, the Wall Street Journal correspondent from 1989 to 1994, talked about his new book, Shadow Shoguns: The Rise and Fall of Japan’s Postwar Political Machine. The book focuses…

  • Internet Influence in Japan and the US
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    Internet Influence in Japan and the U.S.

    Industry specialists and scholars discussed the influence of the Internet in Japan and the United States. They covered such topics as the control of Internet, its capabilities and its uses…