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Shinzo Abe – The Iconoclast
Now that the Abe administration is completed, it is time to assess the global impact of this outstanding Japanese statesman. Meet Tobias Harris, author of the current best-selling biography on Shinzo Abe, to discuss the larger meaning of the Abe Years. What kind of person is Shinzo Abe, how did he come to power, and what explains his remarkable “second take”, after the unsuccessful first Abe administration? How could he so deftly manage the LDP power structures, as well as the bureaucracies? What is the impact of his foreign and security policy shift? Will his various policy direction changes stick, and – last but not the least – what will it take to fill his shoes?

Speakers:
• Tobias Harris, Senior Vice President, Teneo Advising
• Ulrike Schaede, Professor and Director of the Japan Forum for Innovation and Technology, GPS UC San Diego
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This Japan Zoominar @ UC San Diego series brings together new insights, knowledge and opinions on current events in Japan. Experts from around the globe are invited as speakers and contributors, with the goal to create a vibrant exchange and deepen our understanding of Japan’s role in the world. Learn more at jfit.ucsd.edu/zoominar

Oct 27, 2020 04:30 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Tobias Harris
Senior Vice President @Teneo Advising
Ulrike Schaede
Professor and Director of the Japan Forum for Innovation and Technology @GPS UC San Diego