Sheila Smith Talks at East West Center: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China

The East-West Center Schramm Room was packed to the brim Thursday, July 24, 2015 for a talk from Dr. Sheila Smith, Japanese politics expert and author of the new book: Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China. Prestigious guests including the Honorable George Ariyoshi came to hear her discuss the content of her recent book release.

Her lecture focused on the relationship between China and Japan and the constantly shifting political issues the two countries must resolve. Sheila Smith outlined four major areas of contention between both countries and explained what kinds of factors must be taken into consideration for overall risk reduction in the region. Her unique perspective brought into play the importance of popular perception of the citizens of Japan into this international issue.

Immediately after her talk, Sheila Smith was available to answer questions and sign copies of her book.

This event was sponsored by East-West Center, Japan-America Society of Hawaii, and Pacific Forum. Thank you East-West Center for providing the venue for this event.

To watch the talk Sheila Smith gave on her new release, please click here for a video uploaded by East West Center.

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