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U.S. Midterm Elections: Key Takeaways & Impact on U.S.-Japan Relations

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November 16, 2022
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6:00 pm
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The U.S. midterm elections on November 8 will determine which political party will control Congress and shape the second half of Joe Biden’s term as president. COVID, inflation and growing fears of recession are only some of the factors expected to impact the way Americans vote. How will the outcome affect President Biden and his agenda for the next two years? Should we anticipate significant changes in the foreign policy landscape, particularly in U.S.-Japan relations? Our speakers discuss the midterm election results, what this means for President Biden, and the impact on bilateral relations between the United States and Japan.



Mieko Nakabayashi, Ph.D., Professor, Center for International Education, Waseda University; former Member of Japan’s House of Representatives; former Republican Professional Staff, Senate Committee on the Budget

Glenn Nye, President & CEO, Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress; former Member of U.S. Congress

Jacob Schlesinger, Fellow, Distinguished Careers Institute, Stanford University; Senior Correspondent, Wall Street Journal



Joshua W. Walker, Ph.D., President & CEO, Japan Society



6:00 - 6:30 pm - Registration
6:30 - 7:30 pm - Discussion and Q&A
7:30 - 8:00 pm - Reception


Program Details

This is a paid event with advance registration required. A designated number of tickets are available for free to our corporate members. (Corporate member code is required to register for the event). If you don’t know your corporate member code, please contact Please note that seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis.

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Non-members: $20

Japan Society Individual Members $15

Japan Society Corporate Members: Free, up to designated number of tickets; additional tickets $15

Academic and government: $15


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Business & Policy Forum is generously supported by Japan Society Global Leaders & Corporate Partners.

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This program is supported by a generous grant from the National Association of Japan-America Societies, Inc., with the support of The Embassy of Japan.

Transportation assistance is provided by All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.