Japan Society of Fairfield County (JSFC) announces a series of talks on “Japan: Current Events and Trends” in collaboration with Greenwich Library. As one of the focus areas of its 31st-year activities, and a continuation of its close collaboration with Greenwich Library, the three talks will focus on contemporary issues and trends concerning Japan and its foreign relations.
On Saturday, October 20 at 2:00 pm, join us to learn more about “Investment in Japan and the Japanese Economy” with Keiji Sugimoto, Executive Director JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization). Mr. Sugimoto will focus on the recent progress of the Japanese economy. He has been the Executive Director of JETRO NEW YORK since July 2016. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree from the college of Arts and Sciences, and a Master's Degree in Economics at Tokyo University, Sugimoto joined the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) in 1999. Recently he was in charge of Fukushima reconstruction promotion policy in METI.
November 17 at 2:00 pm: "Challenging Times for the US and Japan" Dr. William Farrell from the National Association of Japan-America Societies will discuss geopolitical security concerns vis a vis North Korea and other regional actors, using historical images to place today's events in perspective.
The series kicked off in June with "Hello Japan: US-Japan Collaboration", a talk on Japanese diplomacy. Guest speaker Masaru Sato, Deputy Consul General of Japan, reviewed the US-Japan relationship with a special focus on economic, security and cultural aspects.
This event is open to all at no charge and is made possible through the support of the Board of Trustees of Greenwich Library and generous donors. Online registration is suggested on the Library’s calendar. For more information contact Dianne Niklaus of the Japan Society of Fairfield County at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 249-5386.