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The New 2012 Political Order

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/11/2012 - 9:00am
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The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan and Nagatacho Forum present
The New 2012 Political Order

Japanese Political Roundup and 2012 Outlook
with an Italian breakfast at the Foreign Correspondent’s Club of Japan (Yurakucho)
April 11th 8:30-10:00

2011 began with one Prime Minister, and as is so often the case in Japan, ended under the leadership of another. What really happened and why? What is the likely future of Mr. Ozawa? When will the next election be held and what are the possible outcomes? Will Japan really embrace the TPP or are the internal opposing forces just too strong?

Join Tokyo's best known and most authoritative foreign born political analyst, Dan Harada, as he summarizes the main developments in the always tumultuous yet rarely straightforward world of Japanese national politics.

This meeting will shed light on what really informs and motivates the political elite of Japan. What interests do the factions represent, who are the key players and their constituents and how does the interaction of these opaque forces produce the often bizarre policy outcomes or indecisiveness that have become the all too depressing hallmarks of Heisei era politics? Dan Harada will summarize the key political developments of 2011 against the backdrop of the nation's most challenging series of disasters since WWII, and will outline some likely scenarios and developments that business leaders should be aware of heading into 2012.

Dan Harada is the founder of Nagatacho Forum, the leading organization providing the foreign community with direct access to political leadership circles in Japan. Raised in Paris, he worked on Wall Street at Smith Barney. In 1987 acquired Japanese citizenship and joined the Liberal Democratic Party, where he remains the only foreign born member.

Organized by ICCJ (Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan)

Language: English


8:30 - reception opens
8:45 - speech
9:45 - Q&A
10:00 - ends


ICCJ Members: 6,000 Yen
Non-Members: 8,000 Yen
(Italian breakfast included)
Limited to 10 guests


The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan

Yurakucho Denki North Building 20F
Yurakucho 1-7-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0006
Tel: +81-3-3211-3161

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