State of the global economy: Are the clouds clearing at last?


State of the global economy: Are the clouds clearing at last?



9:30 am EDT - 10:30 am EDT

Past Event

Japan’s quiet leadership: Reshaping the Indo-Pacific

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

9:30 am - 10:30 am EDT

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC

Over the past three decades, Japan has battled persistent economic stagnation, reckoned with depopulation, rising inequality, voter disengagement, and endured threats to Asia’s long peace. Remarkably, Japan has emerged from its “lost decades” unscathed from the populist wave that today permeates several major democracies and as a far more consequential actor in the geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific. The country has reinvented itself as a network power to overcome the harsh realities of diminishing relative capabilities. How has Japan accomplished this reinvention? What lessons can be learned from how it has coped with slow growth, adverse demographics, adjustment to economic globalization, and the emergence of a powerful and assertive China? And how can Japan handle the hurdles ahead?

To address these and other questions, Mireya Solís has authored a new book, “Japan’s Quiet Leadership: Reshaping the Indo-Pacific,” to be released on September 1, 2023.

On September 6, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies will host Solís to discuss key findings from her book and a panel of experts to evaluate Japan’s evolving role and its impact on the Indo-Pacific region.

Viewers can submit questions via e-mail to [email protected] or via Twitter using #JapansQuietLeadership

Registration is required to attend an event in person and guests at Brookings are required to attest to their state of health before attending. Visitors may not enter the building if they are feeling ill for any reason, have any symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19, or have tested positive for COVID-19 at any time in the preceding 14 days.