Japan’s Role in the Global Order at a Pivotal Time: Evaluating Abe’s Legacy, Suga’s Early Steps, and the Post-US Elections Landscape

Thursday December 3, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Join this online webinar with leading Japanese politics scholars and analysts, hosted by the Centre for Japanese Research (CJR) at the Institute of Asian Research, SPPGA.


A lot has happened in the past few months in the world of Japanese politics: Abe Shinzō’s sudden resignation, Suga Yoshihide taking the office of Prime Minister, and the US-election projecting a drastic change in its foreign affairs – all the while the COVID pandemic remains a threat for the physical and economic health of the country. Join Centre for Japanese Research at this webinar with leading scholars and analysts in Japanese politics, and learn about what role Japan will take in the global order at this pivotal time.

Panel Speakers:

Dr. Saori N. Katada (University of Southern California)

Dr. Masahiro Kawai (University of Tokyo & Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia)

Dr. Mireya Solis (Brookings Institution)

Dr. Harukata Takenaka (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)


Dr. Yves Tiberghien (University of British Columbia)

Date & Time:

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 | 5:00PM – 6:30PM (PST)

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 | 8:00PM – 9:30PM (EST)

Friday, December 4th, 2020 | 10:00AM – 11:30AM (JST)


This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Participants will receive a link to access the webinar 24 hours prior to the event via email. Registration is required.


Click here to register.

*If you do not receive an email with access details 24 hours prior to the event, please email sayasoma@mail.ubc.ca.

More information to come! Please check back the website for speaker details.