Asia Society Korea hosted its first monthly luncheon of this year, on February 12, 2020. Glen S. Fukushima, a founding member of Asia Society Japan Center, and Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C., was the luncheon’s guest speaker. A renowned expert on U.S. politics and U.S. foreign policy toward Asian region, Mr. Fukushima addressed a broad spectrum of major political shifts in the U.S. in recent years, diagnosed key determinant factors of current U.S. politics, and shared his thoughts of forthcoming U.S. presidential candidates and election. Mr. Fukushima served in Washington, D.C. as Director for Japanese Affairs (1985-1988) and Deputy Assistant United States Trade Representative for Japan and China (1988-1990) at the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), Executive Office of the President. Until June 2001, he served for eight years during the Clinton Administration in the White House-appointed positions of Vice Chairman of the Japan-United States Friendship Commission and Vice Chairman of the U.S. panel of CULCON (Joint Committee on United States-Japan Cultural and Educational Interchange).