May 1, 02

Vol. 17 , No. 10   


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Japanese Relations with the United States
YUKIHIKO IKEDA
THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2002 4:00 p.m. LECTURE ONLY
FOUNDERS ROOM, BAUER CENTER

The Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies is pleased to sponsor the Honorable Yukihiko Ikeda's public speech on "Japanese Relations with the United States." He will present a cogent, thoughtful, and balanced review of Japan-U.S.relations in diplomatic, economic, and strategic areas and will assess the critical importance of alliance and cooperation between the two countries in the 21st century.

After graduating from the Faculty of Law, Tokyo University, he entered the prestigious Japanese Ministry of Finance and held a number of important bureaucratic positions. In 1976 he was elected to the House of Representatives from Hiroshima Prefecture; he has been reelected nine consecutive terms since then. He served as Chairman of the Finance Committee of the House of Representatives and as Minister of Foreign Affairs (1996-1997). Other cabinet-level positions he led include the Defense Agency and the Management and Coordination Agency. As a senior member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, the Honorable Ikeda is one of the most outstanding and influential political leaders in Japan.