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Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 12:00 - 13:30

Can Tokyo Lead As Well As Follow?
Edward N. Luttwak
Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Language: The speech and Q & A will be in English

 Why is China not reverting to its very successful “Peaceful Rise” strategy and why is Beijing persisting in provoking neighbors from Tokyo to New Delhi, which are now reinforcing themselves and coalescing? Edward Luttwak, author of "The Rise of China vs the Logic of Strategy" (Harvard University Press 2012) says, “Even a distracted US can contain this China which is increasingly creating an anti-China coalition.” But what of Japan? Can Tokyo make all the changes necessary to be an effective coalition co-leader instead of just a follower?

 A long-time observer of Japan, Dr Luttwak has served as consultant to US government agencies, Japanese ministries and several major corporations. In his "Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire" Dr Luttwak states that eastern half of the Roman Empire outlived the western half by 1,000 years because its leaders relied on diplomacy, intelligence and most of all, strategy. Several reviewers have pointed out that the book is not so much about the Byzantine Empire as about the present day.

 Dr Edward Luttwak was born in Arad, present-day Romania and educated in Italy, Britain, and the United States. He holds a PhD from Johns Hopkins University and has been a senior consultant with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC. He is the author of sixteen books, several of which have been translated into Japanese.

 Please reserve in advance, 3211-3161 or on the website(still & TV cameras inclusive). The charge for members/members' guest is 1,750/2,700 yen; non-members including guest-members eligible to attend may pay in cash. (Menu:fried salmon with tartar sauce) Reservations canceled less than one hour in advance for working press members, and 24 hours for all others, will be charged in full. Reservations and cancellations are not complete without confirmation. For meal service, please enter the room by 12:25.

 *Working Pressは1時間、Associate, non-memberは24時間以内のキャンセルはフルチャージとなりますのでご注意ください。なおキャンセルは電話でのみ承ります。

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