30 Years After Tiananmen Square
JAPAN and HONG KONG
November 4–15, 2019
As we mark 30 years since the Tiananmen Square crackdown on Chinese protesters, trace China’s rise and impact on Asia and the world. Travel to the most dynamic and booming part of the globe and learn how America’s security and economic primacy is being challenged.
Meet current and former government officials and experts and hear about their experiences back in 1989 and the years that followed. Visit historic sites and experience local customs and cultures. Peek into what the future might hold for America’s relations with Asia.
As you travel in a small group, you will broaden your knowledge in lectures, briefings, field trips and social functions with American and Asian experts, political and business leaders, diplomats and journalists. Our schedule is fairly active, and you can expect to walk between 1 and 2 miles per day.
Departure from home city
Arrival in Tokyo
Field trip: Historical tour of Tokyo
Lecture: Historical overview of the events that led to the Tiananmen Square massacre
Panel discussion: Challenges to U.S. interests in Asia
Panel discussion: The state of Japan-China relations
Field trip: Visit to the Imperial Palace
Lecture: The state of politics in Japan and the region
Field trip: Visit to the Diet (Parliament) and meeting with officials
Field trip: Visit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and meeting with officials
Panel discussion: The North Korean threat and other security challenges
Lecture: The state of the economy in Japan and the region
Field trip: Visit to the Tokyo National Museum
Panel discussion: The U.S. military presence and the future of security in the Pacific
Field trip: Visit to the Tokyo office of a U.S. company
Flight to Osaka
Lecture: Japan’s reckoning with its imperialist past
Field trip: Visit to the Osaka International Peace Center
Lecture: The changing landscape of Japanese society and values
Panel discussion: The state of Japan’s media and culture
Field trip: Visit to Kyoto
Flight to Hong Kong
Lecture: The state of Hong Kong under Chinese rule
Field trip: Historical tour of central Hong Kong
Lecture: Historical overview of the consequences of the Tiananmen Square events in 1989
Field trip: Visit to the Hong Kong Museum of History
Panel discussion: China’s relations with its neighbors
Panel discussion: Will Hong Kong ever have real democracy?
Lecture: The state of Chinese politics
Panel discussion: Can China’s rise be managed?
Field trip: Visit to the Legislative Council and meeting with officials
Field trip: Visit to an NGO
Lecture: The state of China’s economy
Field trip: Visit to the Hong Kong government and meeting with officials
Panel discussion: Media freedom and censorship
Field trip: Visit to a media organization
* A more detailed schedule will be provided to those enrolled in the program. We reserve the right to amend the schedule if circumstances demand.
Transportation: Once you arrive in Asia, transportation from Tokyo to Osaka to Hong Kong, as well as all ground transportation, will be included in the program cost. Trans-Pacific airfare in not included. We can book your long-haul ticket for an additional charge or you can make your own way from your home city to Tokyo and back home from Hong Kong.
Accommodation: The program cost covers all accommodation at luxury hotels in the city center. The total cost quoted below is for double occupancy. For single occupancy, please add USD 1,500. Free wi-fi is included. You will be responsible only for any incidentals, such as mini-bar items and room service.
Meals: Most meals are also covered, including 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 7 dinners. In each of the three cities, you will have a dinner opportunity to explore the local cuisine on your own. Depending on the country, we may be able to accommodate the following meal choices when requested in advance: vegetarian, gluten-free, low-salt, low-fat.
Travel documents: Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the last program day. American citizens do not need visas for the countries you will visit. If you have a non-U.S. passport, you may need a visa. We can provide guidance on how to apply, but we do not offer visa services.
Trip insurance: Optional. Costs vary and are additional to the trip cost. We strongly recommend that you purchase this insurance to protect your travel investment. Once you reserve your trip, we will send you travel insurance information for consideration, although you are free to use any provider.
Cost & Deposit
We are committed to providing exceptional educational value at a reasonable cost. At the time of enrollment, only a deposit of USD 500 deposit is due. Once we have received it, we will contact you with more details, go over all specifics, answer your questions and collect the balance.
✓ Intra-Asia airfare
✓ Intra-Asia airport transfers
✓ 10 hotel nights
✓ 26 meals (10B, 9L, 7D)
✓ Ground transportation
✓ Entrance fees
✓ Expert-level group leader
✓ 9 expert-led lectures
✓ 9 panel discussions
✓ 14 expert-led field trips
✓ Local guides
✓ Taxes and gratuities
61 days or more prior to start date: $500
30-60 days prior to start date: 50%
Fewer than 30 days prior to start date: 100%
What are the benefits:
✓ Unique, enriching and fun experiences
✓ Rare behind-the-scenes access
✓ Direct interaction with top experts
✓ Immersive learning opportunities
✓ Visits to historic and cultural sites
✓ Exciting and well-crafted itinerary
Total cost (double occupancy):
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