Friday, July 21, 2017
I want to tell you about our plans for APSA in San Francisco at the end of August. On Friday, September 1 from 6:30pm until 7:30pm in the Westin's Sussex Room, we will have our business meeting. That meeting will include a roundtable discussion of "Japan in International Law," featuring Saadia Pekkanen, Christina Davis, and Kimiko Kuga. In addition, please continue to consider people that might enjoy being the co-leader of the JPSG with me going forward.
After our meeting, all interested folks are invited to head to a nearby restaurant for no-host dinner and drinks. This event is always a lot of fun; it is a chance to catch up with old friends and meet new friends who are interested in Japanese politics. If you are interested in this dinner/drinks event and think that it is likely you will attend (in other words, that there is a better than 75% chance that you will attend), please let me know by clicking here by Friday, August 18.
The JPSG gets to sponsor one panel at APSA each year. This year, the panel is "Transforming Japanese Politics: Institutional Change and Changes in Government." It will feature presentations by Hajime Kidera, Harukata Takenaka, Yosuke Sunahara, and Rieko Kage. Masahiro Yamada is the chair, and the discussants are Phillip Y. Lipscy and T.J. Pempel. That panel will be on Friday, September 1, from 4:00pm-5:30pm.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017
On the evening of Friday, March 17, we will have a no host dinner and drinks event that will begin at 7:30 pm at the Sin & Redemption Pub (136 McCaul St. Toronto ON M5T 1W2).
On Saturday, March 18 from 1:00pm-2:30pm, we will have our business meeting in the Dufferin room of the Sheraton. This meeting will include a round table discussion of local politics in Japan that will feature Yosuke Sunahara (Kobe University), Amy Catalinac (New York University), Ken Hijino (Kyoto University), and Kay Shimizu (University of Pittsburgh).
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Our esteemed leaders, Mike Strausz and Gill Steel, are not going to be able to make it to the AAS meeting in Seattle this year, so they’ve asked me if I would be willing to run the JPSG business meeting. Of course, I am delighted to do so.
The JPSG meeting is scheduled forSaturday April 2nd from 7:30-9:30pm in the Seneca room of the Sheraton. I hope you can join us.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Sunday, March 15, 2015
First, we will have our business meeting on Saturday, March 28 from 1-2:30 in the Erie Room. In addition to 自己紹介 and a brief discussion of JPSG business, we will have an informal roundtable discussion of the 2014 Lower House election, led by Robert Pekkanen, Anand Rao, and Takafumi Ohtomo.
Second, we will have a happy hour event on Friday, Friday March 27 at 6:00 at the Billy Goat Tavern on 430 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611.
"Kind of bright lighting, but cheap drinks, super friendly staff, lots of character, good food if you get the drunk munchies, quiet. The character is what makes this. You feel like you're really experiencing Chicago." -Karen Forester
We hope to see you there!