Symposium at JFT, March 22: The 2011 Earthquake in Japan

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Symposium at JFT, March 22: The 2011 Earthquake in Japan

Post  JF on Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:54 pm

The Japan Foundation would like to extend our sincerest condolences and deepest sympathy to the victims of the Tohoku-Pacific Ocean earthquake and their families.

We greatly appreciate the warm messages of encouragement and support that we have been receiving from people in Canada and the international community.

We will try our best to hold previously scheduled events. However, it may be necessary for us to change, reschedule or cancel activities with little notice. Thank you for understanding our situation.

Please check our Website for the most updated information.

Panel discussion:

The 2011 Earthquake in Japan : The Reality and Insights into Recovery (tentative title)

Presented by The Japan Foundation , Toronto

Tuesday, March 22, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
The Japan Foundation , Toronto
131 Bloor St. W., 2nd Floor of the Colonnade Building
Admission: free
or 416.966.1600 x105

This event was originally planned as a symposium about Japan ’s international relations, based on a discussion by the editors of the upcoming volume Japan as a ‘ Normal Country’? A Nation in Search of Its Place in the World.

In light of the devastating earthquake that occurred in Japan on March 11, 2011, the program has been changed.

Dr. Yoshihide Soeya, Dr. Masayuki Tadokoro, and Dr. Masato Kimura were in Japan on the day of the earthquake.

These distinguished scholars of international relations and political science will share their experiences, as well as their insights into how the people of Japan can overcome the challenges they are now facing.

The discussion will be moderated by Canadian international relations and political science expert, Dr. David Welch.

Panel members:

Dr. Yoshihide Soeya
Professor of Political Science & International Relations in the Faculty of Law at Keio University ( Tokyo )

Dr. Masayuki Tadokoro
Professor of International Relations at Keio
Dr. Masato Kimura
Director of the Research Department at the Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foundation in Tokyo, Japan and Adjunct Professor of International Studies at Kanda University

Dr. David Welch
CIGI Chair of Global Security, Interim Director of the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Professor of Political Science at University of Waterloo


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