The Newly-elected Abe Administration and its Policies
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.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
4:15 PM - 5:15 AM
Royce Hall Room 306
Los Angeles, CA
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.
Presented by Jun Niimi, Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles Photo Credit: Cabinet Public Relations Office 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.
Cost: Free and open to UCLA students, faculty, staff, and invited guests
Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies