Japan at a Glance: U.S.-Japan Relations

by Lynn Moyers on February 15, 2017

Please join us on February 22, 2017 to hear Consul General Kojiro Uchiyama talk about the state of U.S.-Japan relations today.

From Consul General Uchiyama: Today, under a stable regime, Japan is working to resolve domestic and overseas issues while plotting a route out of long-standing economic stagnation. Domestically, we aim to emerge from deflation and revitalize the economy but we face challenges such as reconstruction from the damage caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake, energy problems, a low birthrate and an aging population. With a strong U.S.-Japan alliance as the cornerstone of our foreign policy we are dealing with the challenges of an increasingly severe security environment in East Asia and we are also promoting economic diplomacy to drive the growth of the Japanese economy. I would like to give such an overview of Japan’s current circumstances as well as considering prospects for the future.

February 22, 2017 at 6pm
Portland State University
Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 296/8
1825 SW Broadway, Portland
Free and open to the public

About the speaker:

Consul General UchiyamaConsul General Kojiro Uchiyama arrived in Portland in April of 2016 having served as Counsellor at the
Embassy of Japan in Dublin, Ireland for the previous five years. Prior to that, he held the same position at the Japanese Embassy in New Delhi, India. Consul General Uchiyama was born in Hokkaido and his career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has taken him from Amherst, Massachusetts to, Warsaw, Poland, to Canberra, Australia and two separate stints in Accra, the capital of Ghana, West Africa. In this country he has been assigned to the Consulates in Boston, New Orleans and Houston and his post in Portland sees him return to the United States after 23 years of service around the world. 

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