May 1st, 2014

CSGJ: May 1 – Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba: “Japan’s Economic, Trade, and Security Priorities”

Thursday, May 1, 2014: “Japan’s Economic, Trade, and Security Priorities: A Discussion with LDP Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba”

This Congressional Study Group on Japan roundtable is off-the-record and closed to press; participation by invitation only. For more information, please contact Mr. Sean Pavlik at SPavlik -at- Pictures from this event are available on our Flickr page here or check out the slideshow below.

Mr. Shigeru Ishiba, Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party

Shigeru Ishiba is Secretary-General of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in the Japanese Diet, and has been as a member of the House of Representatives since 1986 representing Tottori Prefecture. Previously, he served as Japan’s Minister of Defense in 2007 in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda and later as Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries in 2008 in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Taro Aso. The Congressional Study Group on Japan previously met with Ishiba during its February 2014 Member Delegation to Japan.