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[The Japan Foundation Awards 2016 Commemorative Lecture]
The Enigma of U.S.-Japan Relations: A 50-year Perspective


Photo: Susan J. PharrThe Japan Foundation is proud to organize a commemorative lecture by Professor Pharr, one of the recipients of the Japan Foundation Award 2016.

Pundits once claimed that how Japan worked internally was an enigma, but a far greater puzzle is why US-Japan relations, despite quite profound differences between the two countries and periodic shocks, have worked as well as they have, and won broad-based popular support in both nations. Professor Pharr sees the answer in Japan’s remarkable success over 50 years at intellectual infrastructure-building. Widely emulated by other Asian countries, Japan’s strategies, public and private, bind the nations at the citizen level, and the question is, will the infrastructure hold in the face of the challenges ahead. Please join us for this very rare opportunity!

  • Date & Time: Friday, October 21, 2016, 7:00 pm (Doors open: 6:30 pm)
  • Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan
  • Admission: Free (Advance registration required, first come first served)
  • Registration deadline: Friday, October 14, 2016 Fully Booked
    (This event is fully booked and is no longer accepting reservations.)
  • Language: English and Japanese (with simultaneous translation)
  • Organized by the Japan Foundation
  • Supported by International House of Japan, Japan Airlines
  • Inquiries: Secretariat of the Japan Foundation Awards c/o Stage Inc.
    TEL: 03-5966-5779 / FAX: 03-5966-5773 / E-mail: jf-award2016@stage.ac
    http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/about/award/index.html