There was a symposium on "the outcome of the US elections," jointly sponsored by Temple University Japan and International University of Japan-Global Communications Platform at Temple University Azabu Hall on November 6. The panelists were Prof. John Mock (Univ. of Tsukuba), Mr. Alex Brideau (Eurasia Group) and Prof. John Mirikitani (TUJ), moderated by Mr. Robert Dujarric (TUJ). The panel discussion centered around Mr. Barack Obama's personality and the reasons for his election as the next US President. Also discussed by the panelists and participants were Mr. Obama's background as an "internationalist" and his future policy on Asia, especially on Japan. The discussion will continue at the upcoming symposium also jointly sponsored by TUJ and IUJ Platform to be held at IUJ-GLOCOM on November 18.