Tsuyoshi Sunohara, senior writer at the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, addresses the audience as the keynote speaker for Japan in 2016.

Japan in the Year is an all-day symposium that gathers the top experts on Japan from think tanks, academia, the government, the press and the business and non-profit sectors to look at Japan’s domestic and international prospects for the coming year.

This event is held every January. Japan in 2018: A Year at the Look Ahead will be held at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on January 18, 2018.

Registration, agenda, and speakers coming soon

2017 Agenda & Speakers

Opening Remarks: Congressman Joaquin Castro (Invited)

Domestic Issues Panel Discussion

Yoichi Funabashi, Co-founder and Chairman of Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation (RJIF)
Frank Jannuzi, President and CEO, Mike & Maureen Mansfield Foundation
Alicia Ogawa, Director, Program on Alternative Investments at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Moderator: Emma Chanlett-Avery, Specialist in Asian Affairs, Congressional Research Service

Lunch Keynote Speaker: Yoichi Funabashi, Co-founder and Chairman of Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation (RJIF)

International Issues Panel Discussion

Abigail Friedman, Co-Founder and CEO, The Wisteria Group
David Nakamura, White House Correspondent, The Washington Post
Satoshi Ogawa, Washington Bureau Chief, The Yomiuri Shimbun
Bonnie Glaser, Senior Adviser for Asia and Director of the China Power Project, Center for Strategic & International Studies
Moderator: James Schoff, Senior Fellow, Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

2016 Highlights:

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Storify article (contains excerpts of livetweets, photos) >>
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2015 Highlights:
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