(GMT+01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna
With the terrible assassination of former Prime minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo, an
important, but not always uncontroversial, political era in Japan is over. As the longest
serving Prime minster, he leaves an important legacy in Japanese politics, but also in
relation to the role he wanted Japan to play on the global scene. In addition, he will be
remembered for the economic policies, known as Abenomics.
With this Stockholm Seminar on Japan, the aim is to elaborate on the broader political
and economic legacy of Abe. Two invited experts, Wrenn Yennie Lindgren and
Richard Nakamura, will share their views and we look forward to a discussion on the
implications of the assassination for Japanese domestic and international politics,
as well as for the future economic direction of Japan under the Kishida-government.
Dr. Wrenn Yennie Lindgren is a Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute
of International Affairs (NUPI) and an Associate Research Fellow at the Swedish
Institute of International Affairs (UI). She specializes in the politics and foreign policy of
Japan, international relations in East Asia, East Asian states’ interests in the Arctic,
and traditional and non-traditional security issues in the Asia-Pacific region.
Dr. Richard Nakamura has conducted research on Japanese economy, business and
industry, involving primarily longitudinal studies of mergers and acquisitions processes
in Japan since the end of 1990’s. Besides his research, he teaches international
business, globalization issues, business ethics, applied organization theories, and
research methodology at University of Gothenburg.
Moderator: Dr. Patrik Ström, Director, European Institute of Japanese Studies, Stockholm School of Economics
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European Institute of Japanese Studies at Stockholm School of Economics, the Asia Programme at The Swedish Institute of International Affairs, the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies at Stockholm University and the Swedish Defense University.