This workshop has three presenters. For each, please watch or read the materials in advance of the workshop.
1. Prof. Kazuto Suzuki, University of Tokyo
Japan-U.S. Relations in the Age of Kishida and Biden
He has recorded two lectures which are below. The first is on Japan's political system and the second is on U.S.-Japan relations. During the workshop, Prof. Suzuki will take questions based on these two talks. Please watch them AHEAD of the workshop.
2. Prof. Tom Le, Pomona College
Japanese Conceptions of Security in the 21st Century
Prof. Le will give his presentation live during the workshop. Prior to the workshop, please read these three selections (and raise questions or comment if you like).
- Japan's constitution https://www.cfr.org/japan-constitution/
- Le, Tom, "Multiple Militarisms," from Pacifism and Militarism in the Twenty-First Century, Columbia University Press, 2021.
- Harris, Tobias, "Fumio Kishida’s Principles Are About to Be Put to the Test," Foreign Policy, Oct. 4, 2021.
3. Prof. Amy Borovoy, Princeton University
Japan and the Gender Problem: How the Division of Labor Shapes Japanese Society
Prof. Borovoy will give her presentation live during the workshop.
Suzuki, lecture 1
Suzuki, lecture 2