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University of Tokyo professor to discuss U.S.-Japan relations

February 14, 2018

A scholar from the University of Tokyo will discuss the relationship between Japan and the United States during a free public lecture at Drake University on March 1. “An Unparalleled Partnership: An Evening with Professor Fumiaki Kubo” is scheduled for 7 p.m. in room 106 of Meredith Hall, 2805 University Ave.

Kubo, the A. Barton Hepburn professor of American government and history at the University of Tokyo, will address the current relationship between the U.S. and Japan from a political, national security and economic perspective at 7 p.m. in Meredith Hall 106, 2805 University Ave. Kubo, a former scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center, will be in Des Moines as part of a national speaking tour.

Kubo’s lecture will “explore how the U.S. and Japan can work together, in an era defined by populism, to build peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Kathleen Richardson, dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The event is sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Drake University, and the Consulate General of Japan in Chicago.