John Roos: US Ambassador to Japan
Japan, the U.S. and Now China: Implications for a New Order
John V. Roos, U.S. Ambassador to Japan
Ruth Shapiro, Ph.D., Principal, Keyi Strategies - Moderator
The political playing field in Japan has significantly changed since Roos, former CEO at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, was sworn in as ambassador in August 2009. With the June resignation of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and the Democratic Party of Japan’s loss of its majority in the July upper house elections, political authority appears in a state of flux. Ambassador Roos will address the current challenges that face Japan, the strategic importance of the alliance with the United States, and future opportunities for our bilateral relationship with Japan. He will outline initiatives with Japan in the context of the evolving economic and geopolitical dynamic in East Asia.
Location: SF Club OfficeTime: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. programCost: $12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)Also know: In association with the Asia-Pacific Affairs Member-Led Forum, the Japan Society of Northern California and TiE Silicon Valley. TiE and Japan Society members receive Commonwealth Club member rate by using the code received in the outreach e-mail, or by calling (415) 597-6705 and identifying themselves as members. Keizai Society members will also receive the Commonwealth Club member rate by using the code received in the outreach email, or by calling (415) 597-6705 and identifying themselves as members