The USC U.S.-China Institute hosted a video conference looking at what the key issues were in the election and what the election means for Taiwan domestic policies, for cross-strait relations, and for U.S.-Taiwan relations.
Video: Japanese Consul General Akira Chiba Discusses Japan-China Relations
Akira Chiba, the Consul General of the Japanese consulate in Los Angeles, examined Japan's relations with China.
2019 marks the end of the Heisei era and 30 years after the previous Showa era (1926-1989) in Japan. What are Japan’s challenges and solutions in uncharted eras, several decades before and after the end of World War II, including the nation’s vital relationship with China?
Consul General Akira Chiba assumed the post of Consul General of Japan, Los Angeles in July 2016. Born in Tehran, Iran, he is a third-generation career diplomat, after his father and grandfather before him. During his several decades career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), he has spent eight years in China, and the remainder of his overseas postings in Switzerland, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States. The post of Consul General in Los Angeles is his third U.S. tour. During assignments in Tokyo, he has been charged with legal affairs, grant aid, and economic cooperation portfolios, in addition to Oceanian regional affairs and several years as MOFA’s Assistant Press Secretary to the international media. He has written journal articles on Japan’s global relations and authored numerous texts, many published both in Japanese and Chinese on a wide variety of topics, from Japan-Sino relations to the intricacies of working with the U.S. Congress. He is a graduate of the Law Faculty of Tokyo University, attended Peking University in China, and graduated with an M.A. in Asian Studies from UC Berkeley.
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January 23, 2020 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a short reading and discussion with Jeff Wasserstrom on his new book on Hong Kong.