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ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: Toward a More Balanced Foreign Policy for Japan: A Conversation With Opposition Leader Kenta Izumi
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ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: Toward a More Balanced Foreign Policy for Japan: A Conversation With Opposition Leader Kenta Izumi

Washington, D.C. — In November 2021, Kenta Izumi was selected as leader of the Constitutional Democratic Party (CDP), Japan’s leading opposition party. Taking office after the opposition failed to reduce the ruling coalition’s majority and with elections for Japan’s House of Councillors approaching this summer, Izumi is charting a new course for the CDP and building on the balanced vision for Japan’s future that the party articulated in its election manifesto in 2021. This includes a new vision for Japan’s foreign policies, as Japan faces a worsening regional security environment as well as new transnational challenges such as climate change and the global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please join the Center for American Progress on Wednesday, March 22, for a public address by Izumi on his ambitions for the party and his vision for Japan’s place in a rapidly changing world.

WHO:

Distinguished speaker:
Kenta Izumi, Leader, Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan

Moderator:
Tobias Harris, Senior Fellow for Asia, Center for American Progress

WHEN:

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ET

WHERE:

You must RSVP at this link to watch the livestream event.

If you have questions for our speaker, please submit them in advance on Twitter using the hashtag #CAPEvents or via email.

For more information, please contact Sam Hananel at shananel@americanprogress.org or 202-478-6327.