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Thursday, July 03, 2014, 18:00 - 20:00

The Politics of Fukushima -- one of the monthly study session series at the FCCJ featuring expert analysis and insider insights on Japanese politics
Christopher Hobson
Assistant Professor, Waseda University
Tsuyoshi Shiina
Member of the House of Representatives, Unity Party
Language:The roundtable will be conducted in English
 Would Japanese politics today be any different had the Fukushima Daiichi disaster never happened?

 Many analysts believed the terrible 3.11 disaster, and the associated meltdown of three nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, would be a transformative event in Japanese politics, perhaps even leading to the end of a long political malaise and the beginning of a more dynamic era. Certainly, Fukushima was a game changer in the field of energy policy, but how much can we really say that it changed Japanese politics? This discussion will look at the local, national, and international political impact of Fukushima for the Japanese nation.

 Tsuyoshi Shiina has served in the House of Representatives since December 2012. He is currently a member of the Unity Party.

 Christopher Hobson is an Assistant Professor at Waseda University whose research focuses on democracy and international relations, natural disasters, Fukushima, and human security.

 The Politics Roundtable is a monthly study session series at the FCCJ featuring expert analysis and insider insights on Japanese politics, all in the English language. These Roundtables are open only to FCCJ Members and those non-members invited by Members on a one-time trial basis. Don't forget to bring your meishi, as this will also be an opportunity to network with others!

 Please reserve in advance, still & TV cameras inclusive. Reservations and cancellations are not complete without confirmation.

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Tsuyoshi Shiina                          Christopher Hobson

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