Japan's Ambassador to Speak on the Future of U.S.-Japan Relations

This event has been postponed due to the Ambassador’s Official Business.
The future of U.S.-Japan relations under the administration of President Barack Obama will be the topic of a lecture by His Excellency Ichiro Fujisaki, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United States of America

Ambassador Fujisaki will discuss “Japan and the Obama Administration” at 4 p.m. on February 18 in Steinbach Lounge at the Yale School of Management, 52 Hillhouse Avenue. The event, hosted by the Council on East Asian Studies at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale is free, and open to the public.

Educated at Keio University in Tokyo, Brown University and Stanford University, Ambassador Fujisaki has had a distinguished career since joining the foreign service of Japan in 1969. In 1994, he was appointed Deputy Director-General of the Asian Affairs Bureau in Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He went on to serve as Minister in the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. and Director-General of the North American Affairs Bureau. Between 2002 and 2005, Fujisaki served as Japan’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, where his responsibilities included serving as Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s personal representative to the G-8 summit and Japan’s chief negotiator for free trade. Prior to his June 2008 appointment as Japan’s ambassador to the United States, Fujisaki was ambassador and permanent representative of Japan to the international organizations in Geneva.

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