Japan on the World Stage: Society, Influence, Education

  • 20 Nov 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
  • ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Room 601, 111 E. Taylor Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004


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Topical Discussion

Japan on the World Stage: Society, Influence, Education


Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 11:30 am-1:15 pm

Lunch & Networking: 11:30 am-12:00 pm
Program: 12:00-1:15 pm


ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Room 601

111 E. Taylor Street

Phoenix, AZ 85004



Member Registration: $20

Non-Member Registration: $25

About the Event

Japan finds itself in a unique position in its post WWII history. The major factors are:

  • an ascendant China that is rapidly expanding its sphere of influence around the world; 
  • new insecurity regarding US-Japan Security Cooperation; 
  • an emboldened North Korea; and 
  • an invigorated economic and technological competitor in South Korea. 
Within this tumult, Japan is navigating its own internal issues of an aging society, diminishing work force, and uncertainty about its role in the world. Education and information access stand at the domestic nexus of these issues, and we’ll examine their role and response to these challenges.

About James Baskind, PhD

Before returning to the US last year, James Baskind, Ph.D. (Yale, 2006), was most recently associate professor of Japanese Thought at Nagoya City University, Nagoya, Japan. He is now Directing Manager of Arizona Japan Network LLC, which is focused on building infrastructure for Japanese-directed hospitality services and collaborative initiatives between Arizona and Japanese industries.

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