Yukio Okamoto

The CSIS Japan Chair cordially invites you to a JAPAN CHAIR FORUM with:
Yukio Okamoto
President, Okamoto Associates Inc.
“The Melancholy of a Japanese Centrist-Conservative”
Thursday, December 1, 2005
4:00-6:00 p.m.
CSIS B-1 Conference Room A/B
(CSIS Building, 1800 K St.)
Mr. Yukio Okamoto entered Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a career diplomat in
1968. He retired from the Ministry in 1991 and established Okamoto Associates Inc., a
political and economic consultancy. From 1996 to 1998, he served as Special Advisor to
the Prime Minister on Okinawa affairs under the Hashimoto Cabinet. From October 2001
to March 2004, he served as Special Advisor to the Cabinet and again as Special Advisor to
the Prime Minister on foreign affairs under the Koizumi Cabinet. Concurrent with these
last two appointments, Mr. Okamoto served as the chairman of the Prime Minister’s Task
Force on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Okamoto teaches at Ritsumeikan University and is an advisor to the Japan Foundation.
He also serves on several corporate boards and is chairman of Shin Gen’eki Net, a nonprofit organization for 15,000 senior citizens.
Mr. Okamoto is a regular contributor to major newspapers and magazines, a well-known
public speaker and a frequent guest on public affairs and news broadcasts.
To RSVP, please complete this form and fax to (202) 835-3899 ATTN: Miki Ouchi or
email [email protected] Please call 202-775-3228 for any questions.
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