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Robert Oppenheim, Director WCH 4.134, Mailcode G9300, Austin, TX 78712 78712 • 512-471-5811

Distinguished Speaker Series on East Asia:
Bill Emmott, Lecturer: "The Sun Also Rises: how a recovering Japan could change Asia"

Friday, October 20, 2006, at 5 pm in the Alumni Center

Posted: September 19, 2006

Lecture: "The Sun Also Rises: how a recovering Japan could change Asia"

After more than a decade of slow growth and deflation, Japan's economy is recovering strongly, and with it the nation's confidence. This is coinciding with a political shift towards a more nationalistic and assertive foreign policy, partly in response to recent events in North Korea but also more generally to the rising strength and assertiveness of China. Bill Emmott's lecture will seek to map out a possible economic future for Japan during the next decade, while exploring how this changing Japan will react to, and influence, the evolving strategic and economic circumstances in East Asia.

Speaker Bio: Educated at Oxford University, Bill Emmott is the author of six books, four of which are on Japan. His 1989/90 book, The Sun Also Sets: the limits to Japanese power, became a bestseller in Japan; the same can be said of his 2006 book, The Sun Also Rises. Mr. Emmott is now working on a book on the future balance of power in Asia, focusing on Japan, China, India and the United States.

Date and Time: Friday, October 20, 2006, at 5 pm. Reception to follow lecture.
Place: The University of Texas Alumni Center (2110 San Jacinto Blvd, across the street from the football stadium)

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