On April 8, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies (CEAP) at Brookings hosted an address by H.E. Banri Kaieda, president of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ).
As the leader of the opposition party aiming to retake power from the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), President Kaieda will discuss the history and political philosophy of the DPJ, which was established in 1998 through a union of grassroots liberals and social-democrats. President Kaieda will also present the DPJ’s views of the current administration’s economic policies, its approach to historical issues, the future of the U.S.-Japan alliance, and Japan’s diplomacy with neighboring countries.
Jeffrey Bader, the John C. Whitehead Senior Fellow in International Diplomacy at the Brookings Institution, provided a brief introduction. Brookings Senior Fellow Mireya Solís, the Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies, moderated the discussion.