Monday, April 4, 2011

What Comes Next For Japan, Panel And Webcast

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.

Japan Society and Asia Society co-present Japan Town Hall Meeting: Looking Ahead to Recovery  tonight at Asia Society. Free tickets can be reserved here, or tune in to the live webcast, 6:30-8:00pm ET at

This town hall dialogue explores the crises in Japan, the national and international response, and the short and longer-term political, socio-economic and cultural implications for Japan's future.

Speakers include three members of the Society's Board of Directors: Gerald Curtis of Columbia University, Carol Gluck of Columbia University, and Fred Katayama of Reuters Television.

In addition, participants include: Gary S. Moriwaki, President of The Japanese American Association of NY; Mitsuru Claire Chino, General Manager fo the Legal Department of ITOCHU Corporation (via teleconference); Toyoo Gyohten, President of the Institute for International Monetary Affairs, Japan and Senior Advisor, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (via teleconference); James Kondo a co-founder of Japan Healthcare Policy Institute (via teleconference); and Yukio Satoh, the Vice Chairman of The Japan Institute of International Affairs (via teleconference).

Questions for the panelists can be submitted via email: moderator [at] asiasociety [dot] org.

--Devin Stewart

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