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ARCHIVED Fireside Chat with Dr. Tomohiko Taniguchi: Japan in the World Today and Tomorrow

Wednesday 15 November 2023 / 5:00pm
Fireside Chat with Dr. Tomohiko Taniguchi: Japan in the World Today and Tomorrow

Wednesday 15 November 2023
5.00pm (GMT)

London Business School
Dining Room, Ratcliffe Building
Regent's Park
London NW1 4SA

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On Wednesday 15 November we are delighted to welcome Tomohiko Taniguchi, former Special Advisor to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, to discuss the position and future of Japan in the world. Guests are invited to join us for a talk and a discussion moderated by The Japan Society Chair, Bill Emmott, followed by an audience Q&A and drinks reception.

Dr Taniguchi will examine some of the fundamental issues influencing the Japanese politico-economic system today and in the inmediate future, putting them in the context of the changes and challenges of the current geopolitics and business trends in the contemporary world. Please note that Chatham House rules apply for this event.

Tomohiko Taniguchi is a special adviser to the Fujitsu Future Studies Centre and a specially appointed professor at the University of Tsukuba. He worked extensively as the late Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's foreign policy speechwriter, drafting speeches that the Prime Minister delivered to the parliaments of India, Australia, and the United States, among others. With an LLB from the University of Tokyo, he began his career as a print journalist. While in the UK, 1997-2000, he was elected President of the Foreign Press Association in London, the first from Asia. He later joined Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Deputy Press Secretary and served as then-Foreign Minister Taro Aso’s speechwriter.

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In association with the Geopolitics & Business Society at London Business School.

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