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Japan Town Hall Meeting: Looking Ahead to Recovery

A survivor wrapped in a blanket stands to look on tsunami-damaged town at Ishinomaki city in Miyagi prefecture on March 13, 2011.

The scale and power of Japan's devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear catastrophe are horrific, and the news coming out of Japan is heart-breaking. As the country grapples with the aftermath of the crisis, the world community is exploring what it can best do to help. Inside Japan, questions are only beginning to be asked about what comes next. Please join us for a town hall dialogue with a panel of experts in the United States and Japan to discuss the crisis, the national and international response, and the short and longer-term political, socio-economic and cultural implications for Japan's future.

Speakers include:

Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor of History, Columbia University

Gary S. Moriwaki, President, The Japanese American Association of NY

Mitsuru Claire Chino, General Manager, Legal Department, ITOCHU Corporation
(via teleconference)

Toyoo Gyohten, President, Institute for International Monetary Affairs, Japan and Senior Advisor, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (via teleconference)

James Kondo, Co-Founder, Japan Healthcare Policy Institute
(via teleconference)

Fred Katayama, Anchor, Reuters Television

Yukio Satoh, Vice Chairman,
The Japan Institute of International Affairs

Can't make it to this program? Tune in to the free live video webcast on AsiaSociety.org/Live from 6:30 to 8:00 pm ET. Online viewers are encouraged to submit their questions to [email protected] during the webcast.

Co-presented by Japan Society


Event Details

Mon 4 Apr 2011
2:30pm - 4:00pm

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

Free admission. Click on