May 28,2024 WEAI at 75

May 28,2024 WEAI at 75



WEAI at 75: Reflections on the Arc of Japanese Politics and Policy with Gerald L. Curtis

In collaboration with the Columbia University Alumni Association of Japan (CUAAJ), the Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI) invites members of alumni clubs from inter-collegiate schools (including Stanford, MIT, UChicago, and more) to celebrate its 75th anniversary in Tokyo.

Event Details
Date: May 28, 2024 19:00 - 21:00
Venue: Matsuya Salon @ Tokyo Daijingu Shrine (東京大神宮) 2 Chome-4-1 Fujimi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 102-0071, Japan
Pricing:5,000 yen per person (include foods and drinks) 
This lecture is conducted in English language and no translation included. 

This event is open to alumni from all inter-collegiate schools.
Seating is limited, so we kindly request that you RSVP as soon as possible.

Speaker: Gerald L. Curtis, Director – WEAI Japan Research Program, Burgess Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Special Research Scholar

Discussant: Takako Hikotani, Professor at Gakushuin University and WEAI Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, former Gerald L. Curtis Associate Professor of Political Science

In conversation with Professor Takako Hikotani, Professor Curtis will discuss the prospects for political change, the significance of Prime Minister Kishida's state visit to the US, and the challenges facing the US-Japan alliance in an ever more tense and complicated international environment, among other issues.

This event is hosted by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and co-sponsored by the Columbia University Alumni Association of Japan. This talk is part of the 75th Anniversary Summer Alumni Series in Asia.

This event requires paid admission. Please purchase tickets on this webpage.

For further inquiries, please contact:

Hiba Rashid
[email protected]

Hajime Kosai
[email protected]

CUAAJ Website:

May 28, 2024 at 7:00pm - 9pm

Tokyo Daijingu Matsuya Salon

2-4 1 Fujimi
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 1020072