A public panel discussion was held during my two-days of discussions with CSIS (Ref. 1). The session lasted approximately two hours including greetings from Michael Green, Senior Adviser and Japan Chair, and Kazuhide Ishikawa, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Japanese embassy. You can take a look at what was discussed in this video (which is admittedly a little long).
I must admit that this panel discussion made me reflect on the fact that despite all my years of study of English, I still have a huge room for improvement before I will feel fairly comfortable participating in this type of debate in English.
We were able to establish relationships with such internationally well known ‘Think Tanks’ like the CSIS due to the help, support and assistance of many individuals in our Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI). I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you.
After the end of our meetings on the second day, I enjoyed a lovely Italian meal with Fred Garber of Project Hope and Mr. Noritake of HGPI (photos above).
I would also like to take this opportunity to ask you, visitors to my website for your support so that we can create a Japan that is a responsible international partner.