Crisis Management and Prevention in Japan: Lessons for the Future

Date: 29 June 2011, 2:00 – 3:15pm
Venue: Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 13 – 14 Cornwall Terrace, London NW1 4QP.
Nearest tube: Baker Street
Tel: 020 7486 4348
Organiser: The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

The speaker will address the challenges that are facing Japan in the aftermath of the global economic crisis and the dramatic events of 11 March 2011. Energy shortages and the implications for industry and the economy mirror the experience of the Japanese oil shocks of the 1970s and are turning attention to aspects of risk and crisis management.  How Japan may respond to the challenges ahead and whether new cooperative frameworks may emerge is of great interest to those pursuing the recovery and growth of the regional and global economy.

Professor Akiko Yamanaka is former Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs in Japan, currently Professional By-Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University and Visiting Professor at the Science Academy of Chiba University of Commerce. She is Member of the Advisory Group on International Peace Cooperation for Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Advisor for Research of the Japan Institute for International Policy Studies and Board Member of the Global Partner Forum 2010. Professor Yamanaka has held numerous academic positions throughout Japan including at the United Nations University and Hokkaido University, in addition to international postings in Germany, Sweden, Russia, the United States and the United Kingdom. She has had a long-term presence in the National Diet of Japan as Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, specialising in diplomacy, security issues, peace building and crisis management. Professor Yamanaka’s books include “Human Security: toward the Hopeful Future”, “Re-building of Global Security and Risk Management” and “Think or Sink”. She holds the OISCA Award in recognition of her contributions to Asia and has also been awarded the International Soroptimist Japan’s “Sen Kyoko Prize” for her contributions to international understanding.

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