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The Getty Museum presents Buddhist Art: a Fragile Inheritance
Free Film Screening
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:00 pm
The diffusion of Buddhism from India throughout Asia has left a legacy of truly great art. This sumptuous new film tells the story of that fragile inheritance through the treasures of Bhutan andLadakh in the Himalayas and through the Mogao Grottoes on the Silk Road in China.
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'JAPAN: Heading Where?' Luncheon with Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki, President, America-Japan Society, Inc. and Ambassador of Japan to the U.S.A. (2008–2012)
November 25, 2014, 12:00 pm
InterContinental Los Angeles Century City
Conflicts at the East China Sea boundary, strategies of island defense, resolution of the decades old “abduction issue” with North Korea and ongoing negotiations for the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are just some of the policy issues testing the Japanese government. Underlying the government's efforts is Japan's insecurity about its own capacities for change and its waning status as the leading Asian economy. How can Japan maintain its regional and global clout as confidence in its postwar diplomatic, economic and security approaches decreases?
Ichiro Fujisaki is currently President of The America-Japan Society in Japan. He is also a distinguished professor of Sophia University and visiting professor of Keio University. Fujisaki has been Japan’s top diplomat for the economy and trade, as well as political, security and regional issues. He served as ambassador to the U.S. following his service as Japan’s ambassador to the U.N. and W.T.O. in Geneva. Due to Japan’s changing political leadership, Fujisaki became the key interlocutor between Japan and the U.S. especially during the critical period following the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis in March 2011.
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