Date: June 29, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: Free of charge.
Location: This was an online webinar through Google Meet.
On June 29th, the Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS) hosted its third YCAPS-JUMP webinar from 7 PM to 8 PM JST. This was part of an ongoing webinar series celebrating the Yokosuka community’s contributions to the alliance. Approximately 20 members participated in this intimate event with Mr. Masato Nagai, a member of the Yokosuka City Council. Councilman Nagai is also a Shinto priest; a religious as well as political leader. Councilman Nagai discussed the role of Yokosuka as an international, multicultural city, and discussed how Yokosuka differed from other cities in the Kanto region. He also discussed the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic on the city of Yokosuka, both the populace and the business economy. Councilman Nagai explained the measures the city underwent to address pandemics in the past, as well as preparations made to address the current, as well as any future, pandemics. Following this, Councilman Nagai discussed the role that Shintoism played in his personal life, as well as the role religion plays in the day-to-day life of the city. This online presentation was followed by a wide ranging question and answer session about a potential recurrence of the coronavirus and the future status of Yokosuka in U.S.-Japan relations.
Thank you to everyone who participated. We greatly appreciate your patience and openness to online programming given these uncertain times. Please stay tuned to Twitter and Facebook for details on future events.
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