After its total defeat in 1945, Japan made a remarkable comeback with its national objective to become a peaceful country concentrating its energy on economic development. This brought about a remarkable success by the end of the Cold War, and by 1989, it became probably the most feared nation economically, among the victor capitalist countries. But then having its objective achieved, Japan began its adrift, and fore 20 years it failed to find its national objective. And yet there have been clearly several trends, aspiring to set a new course for its civilizational development. When 3/11 happened so many Japanese intellectuals burst their views that finally the moment of truth arrived for their creation of new Japan filling in what it missed on the last 20 years. What is the outcome of the four months since 3/11?
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Prof. Kazuhiko Togo, Professor and Director of the Institute for Global Affairs, Kyoto Sangyo University, Advisor for External Relations, Shizuoka Prefectural Government
- Wednesday, 03 August 2011
- 5.15 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
Seminar Room 2-1
Level 2, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road