BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20200916T000000Z DTEND:20200916T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Following Prime Minister Shinzo Abe&rsquo\;s abrupt decision to resign\, Japan&rsquo\;s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will be cho osing its next leader on September 14th\, determining who will become the new prime minister of Japan. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has em erged as the front-runner in the LDP leadership race. Since the new LDP pr esident will serve out the remainder of Prime Minister Abe's term\, there will be another party election next September. What does Prime Minister Su ga need to do to position himself to win a regular three year term as part y leader 12 months from now? When is he likely to call for a lower house e lection? What specific policies are likely to be at the top of his agenda? How will Japan's politics evolve in the post-Abe era? In this webinar\, t wo leading experts offer their insights into the current landscape of Japa nese politics\, the prospects for domestic and foreign policy under the ne w administration\, and implications for U.S.-Japan relations.\n<strong>\nS peakers:</strong>\n<strong>Gerald Curtis</strong>\, Burgess Professor Emer itus of Political Science\, Columbia University\; Chairman\, Maureen and M ike Mansfield Foundation\; Core Faculty\, Center on Japanese Economy and B usiness\, Columbia Business School\; Distinguished Research Fellow\, Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research\; Member of the Board of Directors\, Japan Society\n<strong>Heizo Takenaka</strong>\, Professor Emeritus\, Keio Univ ersity\; Professor\, Toyo University\; Member of the Policy Council under the Abe administration\; former Minister of State for Internal Affairs and Communication and for Economic and Fiscal Policy in the Koizumi administr ation\n -conversation-with-gerald-curtis-takenaka-heizo SUMMARY:Whither the Suga Administration—A Conversation with Gerald Curtis &amp\; Takenaka Heizo URL:/en/events/2020/09/16/whither-the-suga-administrationa-conversation-wit / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR