Friday, January 4, 2013

US-Japan Relations

Security, Alliance, and the
Japanese Political Landscape

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation

Featuring Keynote Remarks by
The Honorable Motohiro Oono
Former Parliamentary Secretary of Defense and Parliamentary Secretary of Cabinet Office,
Member of the House of Councillors, Japanese Diet, and
Member of the Democratic Party of Japan

Introduction by
Randy Shriver
President, Project 2049

Followed by a Panel Discussion with
Major General Yoshihide Yoshida
Director, Public Affairs, Joint Staff, Ministry of Defense of Japan

Dr. Tomohiko Taniguchi
Professor, Graduate School of System Design and Management, Keio University

Yukio Tada
President and Chief Executive Officer, Sojitz Research Institute

Bruce Klingner
Senior Research Fellow, Northeast Asia, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation

Hosted by
Walter Lohman
Director, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation

The United States and Japan continue to share interests in regional security and stability.  The U.S.-Japan alliance is ever more important as North Korea continues to pose threats to the region and China increases its military strength and aggressively presses its own interests. Join us as our distinguished guests explore the impact of Japanese politics on the U.S.-Japan alliance and regional security. 

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