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The annual Mitsui Distinguished Lecture Series brings to Cleveland, and to the John Carroll University campus, prominent scholars and other experts on East Asia and contemporary global issues.  The Lecture is held each spring, on a weekday evening on the JCU campus.  The Lecture is free of charge and open to the public. The Mitsui Distinguished Lecture is made possible by generous funding support from the Mitsui USA Foundation, through the Cleveland office of Mitsui & Co. (USA), Inc. The 2019 installment of the annual Mitsui Distinguished Lecture Series will feature Dr. Susan Napier presenting World Building: The Utopian Dreams and Apocalyptic Nightmares of Hayao Miyazaki. For details, please see the 2019 Mitsui Lecture Event Page. Video of the 2018 Mitsui Distinguished Lecture, Dr. Kirk W. Larsen presents, Pirates, Soldiers and other "Savages," How Critical Moments in Early Korean-American Relations Influence the two Koreas and the United States Today, can be found here: 2018 Mitsui Lecture.