Executive Director Nobuhisa Ishizuka interviewed on PBS’s “Open Mind”

February 01, 2021

On February 1, 2021, Executive Director Nobuhisa Ishizuka joined Alexander Heffner, host of PBS’s The Open Mind, to discuss Japan’s longstanding and unamended constitution. In the 30-minute interview, Mr. Ishizuka discussed the limitations that hindered Japan’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the prospect of constitutional reform in Japan. The wide-ranging conversation also addressed the U.S.-Japan security treaty, the impact of the rescheduled Olympics in Tokyo, Japan’s political climate under Yoshihide Suga, and the future in U.S.-Japanese relations.

You can listen to the interview on the PBS website and on most podcast apps.