The U.S.-Japan Alliance: Next Steps and Future Vision

  • Monday, Jun 16, 2014
  • We invite you to a dialogue on developments in Japanese security policy and implications for the U.S.-Japan Alliance. Dr. Shinichi Kitaoka was Acting Chairman of the Advisory Panel on Reconstruction of the Legal Basis for Security, which recently submitted a report to Prime Minister Abe recommending changes in defense policy to exercise the right of collective self-defense. Dr. Michael Green will engage Dr. Kitaoka on the Advisory Panel’s findings, followed by an expert panel discussion on bilateral defense cooperation.

    3:00 - 4:00
    Dialogue with Dr. Shinichi Kitaoka

    Moderator : Michael Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, CSIS;
    Associate Professor, Georgetown University

    4:00 - 5:00
    Panel Discussion

    Noboru Yamaguchi , Lieutenant General, Japan Ground Self Defense Force (Ret.); Director for International Programs and Professor or Military History and Strategy, National Defense Academy of Japan

    Yoji Koda , Vice Admiral, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (Ret.)

    Robin H. Sakoda , Partner, Armitage International, L.C.

    Sheila Smith , Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

    Moderator : Tsuyoshi Sunohara, Secretary-General for U.S.-Japan Project, Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER)


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