Former Japanese ambassador to the United States Ichiro Fujisaki visited the UW campus on Wednesday October 26, leading a delegation designed to display the nuances of Japanese society within the historical context of its transformation into a modern democratic nation-state.
Fujisaki attended a panel event “Walk in the U.S., talk on Japan”, which was focused on a variety of topics related to Japan’s status as an emergent globalized society.
He also Fujisaki discussed the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the role it might play in preserving the relationship through improved trade-relations.
During the event students engaged the Ambassador and his team members in a stimulating dialogue on regional and global Japan-related issues.
The event was co-organized by the Japan Studies Program at the Jackson School of International Studies and the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle.