Jan 16, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

TAC Online Seminar: Looking at Hong Kong and Taiwan through the Eyes of a Journalist

Location: Zoom online
Max 50 participants
Registration deadline is January 11, 2021 (23:59 )


JAT members: ¥1,000
Non-members: ¥2,000

Journalist Nojima Tsuyoshi has closely followed events in Hong Kong and Taiwan in response to China’s shifting national security stance and its expanding influence as the world’s second largest economy, a development that has increased regional frictions with neighbors like Japan and raised concerns of a new cold war with the United States. Based on his years of experience reporting on the region, Mr. Nojima will explore the background of events like the 2014 “Umbrella Movement” and later protest in Hong Kong, look at political and other trends across the straits in Taiwan, and consider the regional implications of policy changes in China under President Xi Jinping. The presentation will be in Japanese.

The seminar will run for 90 minutes.
The speaker will give a presentation for the first hour and ten minutes, followed by a 20-minute question and answer period.
*The event will be recorded and uploaded to the JAT site for viewing by members.

Speaker profile
Journalist and visiting professor at Daitō Bunka University. Born in 1968. Graduated from Sophia University. Reported on politics for the Asahi Shimbun and served as head of the newspaper’s Singapore and Taipei bureaus. Other posts include editor for magazine Aera. Went freelance in April 2016. Focus is on China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. He is the author of numerous works, including Ninshiki/Taiwan/Den’ei: Eiga de shiru Taiwan (Learning About Taiwan from Films) and Rasuto batarion: Shō Kaiseki to Nihon gunjintachi (The Last Battalion: Chiang Kai-shek and Japanese Soldiers).

*Please be certain to include your email account when registering. The seminar will be on Zoom (download Zoom Client for Meetings from here) and we will send the Zoom meeting details to registrants by email no later than January 13. Please follow the instructions in the email and access Zoom on the scheduled date and time.