Japan/America Society of Kentucky
Professor Naoyuki Agawa
The Japan/America Relationship: An Historic Persective and Future Opportunities
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SPEAKER: Professor Naoyuki Agawa was formerly the Minister and Director of the Japan Information and Culture Center at the Japanese Embassy in Washington D.C.. He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1984 and has worked in private practice and taught at law schools in both Japan and America, including the University of Virginia and Keio University in Japan. He is widely known for his writings and lectures that strengthen the relationship between Japan and America.
BACKGROUND: Japan and America have the largest economies in the world. The historic strength of their trade relationship has been a bulwark of global financial markets for decades. This relationship, however, is deeper than just trade in goods. Personal relationships: citizen to citizen connections, underlie trade and diplomatic exchange. Professor Agawa has elucidated the levels of connection between our nations in numerous books that have won wide acclaim worldwide. His insights are sought by public and private interests in many nations. This lecture is part of the Japan/Kentucky Cultural Exchange, a state-wide homestay exchange program (http:jask.org/jkce).