Japan: After Abe
Yuki Tatsumi, Director of the Japan Program at the Stimson Center, and Kristin Vekasi, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Maine, discuss with host Carol Castiel the legacy of Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest serving prime minister, who resigned in August, and how his successor will continue or modify Japan’s domestic and foreign policies.
Join host Carol Castiel each week as she and two advocates from the world of politics, culture, public policy, or academia debate and discuss a critical issue in the news. This program brings depth, perspective, and insight to the world around us. Issues that affect our lives and global stability are debated and discussed in a free-wheeling, unscripted discussion of fact and opinion.
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Carol Castiel moderates and produces not only Encounter but Press Conference USA as well. She also oversees the production of Issues in the News, VOA’s roundup of the week’s top stories by distinguished Washington journalists.
Before joining the Voice of America, Carol was a consultant/freelance journalist specializing in the promotion of trade and investment between the United States and Africa. She was also a contributing editor to the London-based West Africa Magazine. Carol is fluent in Portuguese, French, and Spanish. She holds an M.A. degree in International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.
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