A special Sept. 21, 2017 event at Columbia University featuring His Excellency Tarō Kōno, the Foreign Minister of Japan. Opening Remarks by Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science Emeritus, Columbia University. Moderated by Takako Hikotani, Gerald L. Curtis Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, Columbia University. Closing Remarks by Hugh T. Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School. Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, the APEC Study Center, and the Center on Japanese Economy and Business at Columbia Business School.