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The United States and Japan: A Celebration of Cultural and Economic Ties

June 06, 2019

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is proud to present “The United States and Japan: A Celebration of Cultural and Economic Ties” at the Cleveland Museum of Art the evening of Thursday, June 6. Please join us for a special forum, “The United States and Japan: 2019 and Beyond,” which will explore the multifaceted relationship between our two countries.

This forum will coincide with the special exhibition Shinto: Discovery of the Divine in Japanese Art. Guests will have private access to the exhibit prior to the panel discussion. Docents will be available to answer questions.

Our speakers will include Dr. Shigeo Kagami, Professor at The University of Tokyo, and Dr. Andrew Oros, Director of International Studies at Washington College.

Dr. Shigeo Kagami is a Professor and General Manager of the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The University of Tokyo in Japan. In this role, Dr. Kagami works to achieve university-industry collaborations to implement specific research outcomes within Tokyo and to create joint research projects. Dr. Kagami will focus on Japan’s economy and how government policy makers can work to assist Japan’s economic recovery from two decades of depression.

Dr. Andrew Oros is a Professor of Political Science and International Studies, Associate Dean for International Education, and the Director of International Studies at Washington College. Dr. Oros is an expert on comparative East Asian politics and is the author or co-author of three books on Japan’s security policies. Dr. Oros will discuss the U.S.-Japan relationship and strategic cooperation between the two states today and into the future.


6:00 PM Reception

Access to Shinto: Discovery of the Divine in Japanese Art

6:45 PM Welcome Remarks

7:00 PM Panel Discussion, “The United States and Japan: 2019 and Beyond”

7:45 PM Concluding Remarks

7:50 PM Reception Resumes

8:30 PM Event Concludes


Member: $35

Non-Member: $50

Location: The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ames Family Atrium, 11150 East Blvd. Cleveland, OH 44106.

Event Details:

This event is presented in collaboration with the Honorary Consul of Japan in Cleveland and with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

Valet parking, refreshments, and access to the exhibit are included with the purchase of an event ticket.

For questions, please contact Andrea Bender at abender@ccwa.ccwa.org or 216-282-1041.


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