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Please join Asian Studies as we welcome a special guest speaker to our campus, Mr. Yusuke Shindo, Consul General of Japan in Detroit.

Asian Studies invites the Calvin community to join us for a guest lecture given by Mr. Yusuke Shindo, Consul General of Japan in Detroit.  The lecture is entitled, “Japan: People, Society, Tradition and its Relations with the U.S. " and will be held on Thursday, March 31 at 4:00 p.m. in the Science Building, room 110.

Japan, being an island country, is geographically isolated from the rest of the world and hence has developed a homogeneous society with very unique culture and tradition.  Relatively crowded, the society makes Japanese people value harmony, be respectful and humble.  The U.S. has consistently been the most important and popular country for Japan.

Mr. Shindo, a career diplomat of Japan, joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in 1986.  At the headquarters of the Foreign Ministry, he was, among others, in charge of economic development assistance, trade negotiations, climate change and arms control.  He served several overseas postings such as Saudi Arabia, Germany, Los Angeles, Indonesia, Geneva and Pakistan.  In July of 2021, he moved to Michigan from Pakistan as the Consul General of Japan in Detroit. 

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