On December 26th, Shinzo Abe of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party assumed the post of Prime Minister for the second time. Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles, Jun Niimi, comes to UCLA to give a presentation detailing the results and implications of the recent national poll.
On December 16th, 2012, Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party returned to power in a landslide victory in elections of the lower house of the Diet. On December 26th, Shinzo Abe assumed the post of Prime Minister for the second time. This change of government comes at a time of significant diplomatic challenges for Japan, but therefore presents an opportunity for a renewed approach and fresh foreign policy initiatives.
Consul General Niimi comes to UCLA to give a presentation detailing the results and implications of the recent national poll, which delivered the LDP a supermajority in the lower house, and outline the economic and foreign policies of the new administration. He will put forth the new government’s stance on the central importance of the Japan-U.S. Alliance and its renewed push for security and trade cooperation with both the U.S. and Japan’s Asian neighbors.
Event Date: February 27, 2013
Time: 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Location: Royce Hall 306
Presented by Jun Niimi, Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles
Mr. Jun Niimi began his post as Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles on October 8, 2011. He is the official representative of the Government of Japan in the consulate’s jurisdiction of Arizona and Southern California. A career diplomat, Mr. Niimi began his service to Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1979, after earning a degree from the Faculty of Law of the University of Tokyo. His previous international assignments were to England, Kenya, France, Iran, Russia, and Thailand. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters in Japan, Mr. Niimi has served as Director of Overseas Public Relations, Director of the Consular Policy Division, Director of the Overseas Establishments Division, and Assistant Vice-Minister. This is his first assignment to the United States.
Directions to Royce Hall:
Parking Lot 5 - $11 CASH ONLY / $4 Handicapped ---- From Sunset Blvd., enter north campus at Royce Dr. (between Westwood Plaza and Hilgard Ave.). Proceed straight to Parking Structure 5. Handicapped Accessible parking spaces are located on level 4 of this parking structure.
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