CSIS Task Force on U.S.-Japan Cooperation after the March 11 Earthquake sends delegation to Japan for Fact-Finding Mission

  • Jun 20, 2011

    Washington, June 20, 2011— The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is leading a delegation to Japan to study efforts toward recovery from the March 11 triple disasters and explore possible areas for U.S.-Japan cooperation to that end. 

    On April 11, 2011, CSIS launched the “Partnership for Recovery and a Stronger Future: Task Force on U.S.-Japan Cooperation after 3/11” in collaboration with Japan Business Federation (Keidanren).  Chaired by James McNerney, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Boeing Company, the Partnership for Recovery and a Stronger Future is focusing on areas where the United States and Japan can work together to help with recovery and reconstruction and build a better future including disaster relief and prevention; macroeconomics and financing reconstruction; energy; civil society; health; and alliance coordination.  The Partnership for Recovery and a Stronger Future will work in collaboration with Keidanren to produce a blueprint for joint action this fall.

    A task force delegation is visiting Japan June 20-22 to exchange views with senior leaders in government, business and civil society and will also make a trip to the affected region.

    Delegation Members:
    Kiyoaki Aburaki, Visiting Fellow, CSIS; U.S. Representative, Keidanren
    Tim Adams, Managing Director, The Lindsey Group
    Richard Armitage, President, Armitage International
    Joseph Booth, Executive Director, Stephenson Disaster Management Institute, Louisiana State University
    Michael Green, Senior Adviser and Japan Chair, CSIS; Associate Professor, Georgetown University
    John Hopkins, Group Executive, Fluor Corporation
    Richard Kirkland, President, Lockheed Martin Global, Inc.
    Charles Lake, Chairman, AFLAC Japan
    Randy Martin, Director of Global Emergency Operations, Mercy Corps
    Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, CSIS
    Thierry Portè, Chairman, Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission
    David Pumphrey, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Energy and National Security Program, CSIS
    Stanley Roth, Vice President, International Government Relations, The Boeing Company
    Robin Sakoda, Partner, Armitage International
    Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
    Nicholas Szechenyi, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Japan Chair, CSIS

    The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, non-profit organization founded in 1962 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. CSIS seeks to advance global security and prosperity by providing strategic insights and policy solutions to decision-makers.

    Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) is Japan’s leading business organization and aims to achieve sound development of the Japanese and world economies.