Japan after the Change: Perspectives of Western Opinion Leaders

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The unprecedented reversal of government from the Liberal Democrats to the Democratic Party of (DPJ) also implies the challenges faced by the DPJ as it navigates a perilous transition and attempts to bring the bureaucracy to heel. How are people outside viewing the in? The Tokyo Foundation jointly organized a forum featuring leading British and American researchers and journalists with the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Time and Date:
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Place:
The Nippon Foundation Bldg., 2nd Floor, 1-2-2 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Speakers:
Roger Cohen , Columnist, New York Times and International Herald Tribune
Fred Hiatt , Editorial Page Editor, Washington Post
Philip Stephens, Associate Editor, Financial Times
Jean Pisani-Ferry, Director, Bruegel
Daniel Twining , Senior Fellow for Asia, the German Marshall Fund of the United States

Moderator:
Tsuneo Watanabe, Director for Foreign & Security Policy Research and Senior Fellow, Tokyo Foundation

Thirty-Second Tokyo Foundation Forum

Japan after the Change: The Perspectives of Western Opinion Leaders

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01. Roger Cohen 07min 50sec
Columnist, New York Times and I nternational Herald Tribune
02. Fred Hiatt 08min 03sec
Editorial Page Editor, Washington Post
03. Philip Stephens 12min 55sec
Associate Editor, Financial Times
04. Jean Pisani-Ferry 14min 07sec
Director, Bruegel
05. Daniel Twining 09min 40sec
Senior Fellow for Asia, the German Marshall Fund of the United States


Articles written based on their fact-finding visit to have been published in their respective dailies:

Fred Hiatt, “Does Still Matter?” Washington Post
Philip Stephens, “US-: an Easy Marriage Becomes a Ménage à Trois,” Financial Times
Roger Cohen, “Obama's Headache,” New York Times


German Marshall Fund of the United States:
The German Marshall Fund of the United States () is a nonpartisan American public policy and grantmaking institution dedicated to promoting greater cooperation and understanding between North America and Europe. Founded in 1972 through a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, maintains a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, DC, has seven offices in Europe: Berlin, Bratislava, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, and Bucharest.

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