January 18th, 2014

CSGJ: Jan. 18-25, 2014 – Sr. Congressional Staff Study Tour to Tokyo and Kyoto

For photos from this study tour, see the slide shows below and visit our Flickr page here.

For thirty years, The Congressional Study Groups on Germany and Turkey have run successful, substantive study tours and legislative exchanges for Members of Congress and senior congressional staff. We were pleased this year to be able to organize our first-ever study tour to Japan.

The Congressional Study Group on Japan will organized a delegation of both House and Senate senior staff to Tokyo and Kyoto during the MLK Day recess, from Saturday, January 18th to Saturday, January 25th. Similar to our other study tours this trip provided participants with a unique opportunity to engage in dialogue with high-level representatives from the Japanese government, legislature, business community, and other experts such as academics and journalists.

Discussions focused on three areas:

  • Security (Korean Peninsula, U.S. troop presence, ongoing territorial disputes, cyber)
  • Energy in a post-Fukushima world (LNG/fracking, the future of nuclear, alternatives)
  • Trade and the Economy (Abenomics, TPP, China, bilateral FDI)

For more information about this program, please contact Sabine Schleidt, Director of International Programs, at SSchleidt@usafmc.org.

Note: This study tour is rescheduled from the October 2013 dates, which was postponed due to the government shutdown.

Day 1: Monday, January 20, 2014

Day 2: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Day 3: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Day 4: Thursday, January 23, 2014

Day 5: Friday, January 24, 2014