Monday, April 8, 2013

Japanese FinMin Aso to Give Major Speech at CSIS

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Japan Chair is on a roll.  For the second time in two months, it will host a major political figure from Japan.

Former Prime Minister Taro Aso, who is currently the Finance Minister, will be giving a major economic speech on April 19 at CSIS on "Abenomics."

On February 22, 2013 CSIS hosted Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who was in Washington, DC to meet with President Obama.

Mr. Aso is no stranger to CSIS.  In 2006, CSIS hosted Mr. Aso when he was Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The April visit comes as the yen fell today to its lowest level against the dollar in nearly four years as the Bank of Japan begins an aggressive program of monetary easing.

CSIS was recently ranked as the best think tank in the world for security and international affairs by the University of Pennsylvania annual think tank rankings.  It was also ranked as the 5th best think tank in the world.