The event will begin with a social lunch and briefing on the Japanese Diet and legislative process by Japanese politics specialist Michael Bosack. We will then proceed to Japan’s National Diet Building where the group will enjoy a private tour led by a professional diet staff member. In conjunction with the tour, we will also enjoy the opportunity to have small group discussion on international affairs with experts working in the Diet building. Schedules pending, we expect that discussion may include an elected member of the Diet.
Michael Bosack is a Ph.D. Candidate at the International University of Japan's Graduate School of International Relations. Previously, he was the Deputy Chief of Government Relations at Headquarters, U.S. Forces, Japan, where he was part of the team that drafted and implemented the 2015 Guidelines for U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation. Michael is a graduated Mansfield Fellow and military veteran with two tours to Afghanistan.
Space for this event will be limited, so please RSVP promptly to info@YCAPS.org. Facebook RSVPs will not be accepted as formal registration. The event will be free with costs being covered by the Japan-U.S. Military Program.