Tuesday, January 12, 2010

This Week in Washington

From the left to the right, Japanese politicians are
in Washington this week.

CLOSING OKINAWA'S BASES THE VIEW FROM JAPAN'S SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY. 1/14, Noon-2:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: PacFreeze. Brown-bag lunch with a parliamentary delegation from Japan’s ruling coalition partner Social Democratic Party, which includes Ms. Abe Tomoko and Mr. Hattori Ryoichi. Location: United Methodist Building Conference Room 3, 100 Maryland Avenue, NE.

THE JAPAN-U.S. ALLIANCE AT FIFTY – WHERE WE HAVE BEEN; WHERE WE ARE HEADING. 1/15, 2:00-5:00pm, Washington DC. Sponsor: Pacific Forum CSIS. Speakers: Professor Shinichi Kitaoka, University of Tokyo, William Perry, former Secretary of Defense, Yukio Okamoto, Former Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, and Richard Armitage, former Deputy Secretary of State. Location: Willard Intercontinental Hotel, Ballroom - Lower Level,1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

THE CHALLENGES FACING THE NEW DPJ GOVERNMENT. 1/15, 10:00am-Noon, Washington DC. Sponsor: Pacific Forum CSIS. Speakers: Hideki Kato, Tokyo Foundation Chairman, Lt. Gen. Noburo Yamaguchi, National Defense Academy of Japan, and Tsuneo "Nabe" Watanabe, Tokyo Foundation Director of Foreign and Security Policy Research.Location: Willard Intercontinental Hotel, Ballroom - Lower Level, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

N.B.: The last two programs are the public seminars of a two-day conference on the U.S.-Japan security alliance featuring American conservatives and Japanese conservative nationalists.

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