U.S.-Japan Relations; Japan's Cultural Evolution

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Wednesday 03/31/2004

Historians and experts explain the 150 year relationship between Japan and America and Ryozo Kato, Japanese ambassador to the U.S., and Howard Baker, U.S. ambassador to Japan, discuss the alliance between the two nations. Chairman of the Blackstone Group Peter Peterson and managing executive officer and head of Americas at Mizuho Corporate Bank Masatsugu Nagato analyze U.S.-Japanese relations. Cultural studies scholars John Nathan and Ian Buruma explore the evolution of Japanese culture and identity, and its intersection with American culture.