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Transforming Japan: Global Connections, Domestic Developments

July 10-14, 2006

Participants will explore the far-reaching developments in politics, economy, culture and society that have emerged in Japan since its decade-long economic stagnation. Examines the roles of “students, slackers, singles, seniors and strangers” their impact on Japanese society and the world. Explores the future of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and Japan’s economic and political significance within the context of geopolitics in the 21st century. Optional field study to Japan follows.

Sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies, YCIAS, and the Freeman Foundation grant.

Tuition for the New Haven program is $300. Field study price to be determined.