We are back with our first Japan Open Café of 2017! This edition will take place in The Hague, and will feature two speakers to discuss a very timely topic:
The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the USA promises a changing role of the US on the world stage. This raises many issues. How will a Trump presidency affect the US-Japan relationship? Also, will there be an impact on Japan’s position towards Europe?
On March 29th, the next Japan Open Café provides an opportunity to discuss these and other related questions. Two speakers will provide their perspectives on this relationship, and the possible effects on diplomacy, politics, and business.
About the speakers
Noriyuki Oka is a media professional with a broad international background. He is, among other things, a prolific writer of articles concerning marketing, technology, and business. He will tackle the question: “How do the Japanese perceive Donald Trump”.
Bryce Wakefield is university lecturer at Japan Studies of Leiden University. His fields of interest are Foreign and defence policies of Japan, Domestic Japanese political discourse, Political Marketing in Japan, International Relations and Comparative Politics. Bryce has a PhD of Auckland University in Political Studies and started as a lecturer in Leiden in 2013.
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- When: Wednesday, March 29
- Time: 6pm to 8pm
- Where: Bazaar of Ideas, Den Haag (Hoefkade 11)
- What: Informal networking with two short presentations and Q&A
- Who: Anyone with a (business) interest in Japan
About the Japan Open Café
The Japan Open Café welcomes everybody with an interest in Japan! Our goal is to establish an informal platform for people who occupy themselves with Japan in any way, whether for business or out of personal interest. We wish to provide the opportunity to connect, share knowledge, and discuss ideas with individuals from different fields and various backgrounds.