Kunihiko Miyake, Special Advisor to the Cabinet
Research Director, the Canon Institute for Global Studies
The speech and Q & A will be in English.
After a rollercoaster four-years for Japan and the rest of Asia under U.S. President Donald Trump, many observers are expecting the incoming Biden administration to reset relations.
Ties between Tokyo and Washington have become even more crucial as China becomes more increasingly dominant in the region and beyond as an economic and military superpower. Some moderates in Japan, as well as conservatives, have expressed concerns that Biden will revert to a policy of being too soft on China.
Kunihiko Miyake, a former Japanese diplomat who advises Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on foreign policy, will come to the club to help us parse the transition and the next four years.
Miyake, research director at the Canon Institute for Global Studies, has argued that U.S. relations with Japan and East Asia are likely to grow in importance as China becomes more powerful. Likely to accompany Suga on his planned trip to Washington next month, Miyake will be able to provide some in-the-room thinking of the current Japanese government.
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