The Olympia World Affairs Council is offering another in their series of informative programs on Thursday, September 17. Takao Inukai, Professor, College of Foreign Studies, Reitaku University, Japan will speak on “The Japanese Election”.
For only the second time in postwar history Japan’s voters rejected the ruling Liberal Democratic Party on August 30 in a landslide victory for the opposition Democrats, resulting in considerable speculation about the possible effects on the relationship between the U.S. and Japan. We are fortunate in having as our opening speaker for the 2009 – 2010 year Takao Inukai, who has the background and expertise to address this topic. For the current academic year he is a Visiting Researcher at St. Martin’s University, which is co-sponsoring this event.
Thursday, September 17
Olympia Center, Room 101
222 Columbia St NW, Olympia
Free and open to the public.
October 15, 2009 Professor Peter Dorman, Evergreen State College, will discuss the subject of International Child Labor.
November 19, 2009 Julie Boltz , of the American Friendship Foundation, will speak about her experiences in Building Schools in Afghanistan.
December 10, 2009 Retired Justice Robert Utter and Betty Utter will inform us about The Rural Development Institute and The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
January 21, 2010 Professor David Price, St. Martins University, will discuss Anthropology, Intelligence & War.
For more information on the Olympia World Affairs Council, visit their web site at http://www.olympiawac.org/