Statesmen's Forum: Seiji Maehara, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan
CSIS hosts a Statesmen’s Forum with
His Excellency Seiji Maehara
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan
Opening a New Horizon in the Asia Pacific
Dr. John J. Hamre
President and CEO, CSIS
Minister Seiji Maehara has served as Minister for Foreign Affairs since September 2010. Previously, he served as Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, as well as Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs, a position he assumed in September 2009. He was first elected to the House of Representatives in July 1993, and is now serving his sixth term.
Minister Maehara was elected to Kyoto Prefectural Assembly at the age of 28 after he graduated from the Department of International Politics, Faculty of Law, Kyoto University and the Matsushita Institute of Government and Management. His main political themes are diplomacy, security, financial reconstruction, and development of transport and infrastructure projects abroad, including high-speed rail.
He will meet with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and others during his visit to Washington, D.C.
The Statesmen’s Forum is made possible by the Lavrentiadis Group of Companies.