Japan After the Great Tohoku Quake: Energy, Economy and Politics
Michio Harada, Deputy Counsel General, Consulate General of Japan, San Francisco
Phillip Lipscy, FSI Center Fellow; Assistant Professor, Political Science, Stanford University
Robert Eberhart, SPRIE Researcher, Stanford University
Daniel C. Sneider, Associate Director for Research, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University
Siegfried S. Hecker, Co-Director of CISAC and Professor (Research), Department of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University
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This panel of experts will look at how Japan has responded to a still unfolding tragedy of unprecedented historical proportions and examine what this challenge may mean for the future of Japan's energy policy, economy, politics and relations with the rest of the world.
Michio Harada, Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, was born in Okayama Prefecture. He joined Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1979 and spent the next 30 years working around the world in various positions, including: First Secretary, Consulate General of Japan in New York City; Assistant Director of the WTO Affairs Division, Embassy of Japan in Malaysia; and Consul and Director of the Economic Affairs Bureau, Policy Planning and Administration Division, Consulate General of Japan in Hong Kong. Harada graduated from Okayama University where he majored in law.