日本語   JCIE Japanese Language Site



U.S.-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program

25th Japanese Diet Delegation to the United States
January 31-February 2, 2006

2006 Diet delegation speaks with Rep. Greg
Walden and Rep. Brian Baird.

Three of the most influential and articulate foreign policy experts in the Diet visited Washington, DC, as part of JCIE's Parliamentary Exchange Program. Representative Ichiro Aisawa (acting secretary general of the Liberal Democratic Party), Representative Shigeru Ishiba (former defense minister), and Representative Takeshi Iwaya held discussions with a wide range of top leaders, including Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick, key Congressional members, and think tank scholars. The three Diet members, along with Mr. Yasuo Yoshioka, Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor to Representative Keizo Takemi, had the opportunity to exchange views with these American experts on such topics as international security, the future of East Asia, and China-Japan-U.S. relations.

Participants

Ichiro AisawaMember of the House of Representatives, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP); Acting Secretary-General, LDP; Okayama
Shigeru IshibaMember of the House of Representatives, LDP; Tottori
Takeshi IwayaMember of the House of Representatives, LDP; Oita

Observer

Yasuo YoshiokaChief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor to the Hon. Keizo Takemi

Schedule of Meetings

Tuesday, January 31

09:40 Arrival in Washington, DC
12:00-13:00 Briefing: "Changing Dynamics in U.S. Domestic Politics"
• Dr. Thomas Mann, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution
13:30-14:30 Honorable Richard Armitage, President, Armitage International; former Deputy Secretary of State
15:00-15:55 Honorable Robert Zoellick, Deputy Secretary of State
16:35-17:15 Honorable Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense
18:30 Informal Dinner
• Dr. Mike Mochizuki, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University

Wednesday, February 1

08:00-09:30 Expert Roundtable on Northeast Asia Security Hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
• Kurt Campbell, Senior Vice President; Henry Kissinger Chair in National Security; Director, International Security Program, CSIS
• Bates Gill, Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS
• Michael J. Green, Senior Advisor and Japan Chair, CSIS
• Derek Mitchell, Senior Fellow, International Security Program, CSIS
10:00-11:30 Seminar on China-Japan-U.S. Relations Hosted by the Brookings Institution Center for Northeast Asia Policy Studies
• Moderator and host: Richard C. Bush, Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies; Director, Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution
• William Breer, Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic & International Studies
• Richard Cronin, Senior Associate, Henry L. Stimson Center
• Amb. Rust Deming, Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins University
• Ann Florini, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
• Banning Garrett, Director of Asia Programs, Atlantic Council of the United States
• Amb. James Goodby, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
• Frank Jannuzi, Professional Staff Member, Foreign Relations Committee, United States Senate
• Nobukatsu Kanehara, Minster of Political Affairs, Embassy of Japan
• Admiral Michael McDevitt, Director, Center for Strategic Studies, The CNA Corporation
• Toshihiro Nakayama, Visiting Fellow, The Brookings Institution
• Kevin Nealer, Partner, The Scowcroft Group
• Toy Reid, Research Assistant, RAND Corporation
• Stanley Roth, Vice President for Asia, The Boeing Company; former Assistant Secretary of State for Asia and the Pacific
• Amb. Strobe Talbott, President, The Brookings Institute; former Deputy Secretary of State
• Yuki Tatsumi, Research Fellow, The Henry L. Stimson Center
• Alexander Vorontsov, Visiting Fellow, The Brookings Institution
• Yuan-kang Wang, Visiting Fellow, The Brookings Institution
• Bojiang Yang, Visiting Fellow, The Brookings Institution
• Quansheng Zhao, Professor and Director of the Center for Asian Studies, American University
12:00-13:00 Senior Congressional Staff Briefing on United Nations Issues
• David Abramowitz, Minority Chief Council, House International Relations Committee
• Deborah Derrick, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, UN Foundation
• Paul Foldi, Professional Staff Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
• Kirsten Gilley, Senior Professional Staff Member, House International Relations Committee
• Erich Mische, Chief of Staff, Office of Senator Norm Coleman
• Diana Ohlbaum, Minority Professional Staff Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
• Jennifer Simon, Minority Professional Staff Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
13:30-14:30 Congressional Roundtable with Former Participants in the U.S.-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program
• Representative Brian Baird (D-WA), Member, Committee on Budget; Member, Committee on Science; Member, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
• Representative Eni F. H. Faleomavaega (D-AS), Ranking Member, Committee on International Relations, Asia and the Pacific
• Representative Greg Walden (R-OR), Chairman, Forest and Forest Health Subcommittee, Resources Committee; Member, Committee on Energy and Commerce
15:00-15:45 Representative Jim Leach (R-IA), Chairman, Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee, House Committee on International Relations
16:30-17:30 Senator Paul Sarbanes, (D-MD), Ranking Member, Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
19:00- Embassy Dinner Hosted by Ambassador Ryozo Kato

Thursday, February 2

11:10 Depart Washington, DC