Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe To Receive Hudson Institute's 2013 Herman Kahn Award

 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe To Receive Hudson Institute's 2013 Herman
                                  Kahn Award

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2013

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --On Wednesday,
September25that The Pierre Hotel in New York City, Hudson Institute will
present its 2013 Herman Kahn Award to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Abe
is being honored as a transformative leader seeking to advance the kind of
reform necessary to restore Japan to full economic vitality. The ceremony will
highlight the critical importance of the U.S.-Japan relationship. The
Institute will also pay tribute to Hudson trustee Yoji Ohashi, Chairman of the
Board ofANA Holdings Inc., for his dynamic leadership which has helped make
ANA a globally recognized innovator in the airline industry. 

The annualHerman KahnAward was established to honor the legacy of the
legendary futurist who founded Hudson Institute in 1961. Kahn was the first
Western observer – as early as 1962 – to predict that Japan would soon emerge
as an economic superpower. Until his death in 1983, Kahn was a confidante of
every Japanese prime minister from Hayato Ikeda on, and the Institute has
maintained high-level contacts in Japan ever since.

Hudson Institute has previously honored a long list of distinguished American
leaders, including Ronald Reagan, Henry Kissinger, George Shultz, Brent
Scowcroft, Dick Cheney, and Mitch Daniels. This year, we break with tradition
to honor Prime Minister Abe, who is expected to make a major speech on the
continuing need for economic reform in Japan – and the continuing importance
of the U.S.-Japan alliance.

"Prime Minister Abe is a courageous and visionary leader and a strong and
valued friend of the U.S.," says Hudson Institute President and CEOKenneth
Weinstein. "Abe-san is a longtime friend of Hudson Institute, someone who
knows the critical importance of ideas to effective governance. Given Herman
Kahn's legacy of research on Japan, it is altogether appropriate to honor

What: Hudson Institute's 2012 Herman Kahn Award Dinner honoring Shinzo Abe.

When: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 12:00p.m. (Doors open at 11:15).

Where: The Pierre Hotel, 2 East 61^stStreet at Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
 Credentialed press only.

Hudson Institute is a nonpartisan policy research organization dedicated to
innovative research and analysis. Founded in 1961, Hudson celebrates a more
than half-century tradition of forging new ideas to promote security,
prosperity, and freedom.www.hudson.org.

For more information contact David Tell at 202-292-5963 ordtell@hudson.org.

SOURCE Hudson Institute

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