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Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan Panel

When: Friday, October 18, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Central

Where: Rebecca Crown Center, Hardin Hall, 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Janka Pieper   (847) 467-5344

Group: Office of International Relations

Category: Multicultural & Diversity


The Japanese government’s “Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan” program aims to further develop the US-Japan relationship by increasing the understanding of Japan via grassroots exchange.

A delegation of four respected Japanese scholars or experts, led by special advisor to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet, Mr. Tomohiko Taniguchi, will travel to the US to open discussion and share their perspectives with local communities. More information on this program can be found at

Moderator: Thomas Gaubatz, Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture, Northwestern University


Tomohiko Taniguchi, Professor, Keio University Graduate School of System Design and Management and Special Advisor to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet

Yasunori Nakayama, Acting Director-General of the Japan Institute of International Affairs

Makoto Kuroda, Senior Research Analystat Credit Suisse Securities (Japan)

Akira Sakano, Chair of the Board of Directors at Zero Waste Academy

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