If you happen to be in New York City on Monday, April 4, we urge you to attend an important Asia Society town hall meeting on the ongoing crisis in Japan, entitled "Looking Ahead to Recovery." The 6:30pm event — which will also be broadcast live at asiasociety.org/live — features an esteemed group of panelists based both in the United States and Japan.
Participants include: Columbia University professors Gerald L. Curtis and Carol Gluck; Gary S. Moriwaki, president of the Japanese American Association of New York; Toyoo Gyohten, president of the Institute for International Monetary Affairs, Japan (via teleconference); Mitsuru Claire Chino, general manager of the ITOCHU Corporation's legal department (via teleconference); James Kondo, co-founder of the Japan Healthcare Policy Institute (via teleconference); and Yukio Satoh, president of the Japan Institute of International Affairs (via teleconference).
Reuters Television anchor Fred Katayama will moderate.
Full event details can be found here. If you plan on watching online and would like to participate, please send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org during the webcast, or leave them in a comment below.
In the meantime, we encourage you to view the following video of panelist Gerald L. Curtis speaking March 22 at a Columbia Business School event, entitled "The Economic, Health, and Political Consequences of Japan’s Earthquake."