[The speech can now be watched any time above.]
At the Center for Strategic and International Studies today, from 12 noon until 1 pm EST, Japan Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara will speak.
His presentation will run here live at The Washington Note. Maehara, one of the top leaders of the Democratic Party of Japan, is an innovative thinker. I was impressed with his response to a question I posed on nuclear questions and Iran in April 2009 which folks can read here.
His statement will have significance given the efforts to restart negotiations with North Korea and with the upcoming visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao to Washington.
— Steve Clemons