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The Capital Cable #62: Korea-Japan Relations in 2023

January 11, 2023 • 1:30 – 2:15 pm EST

Since 2022, the Yoon and Kishida governments have been taking positive steps to restore the relationship between Korea and Japan and to enhance trilateral cooperation between Korea, Japan, and the United States. What does 2023 have in store for this important relationship in Asia? 

Please join the CSIS Korea Chair for an episode of "The Capital Cable" with Mr. Christopher B. Johnstone, senior adviser and Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Prior to joining CSIS, Mr. Johnstone served in government for 25 years in a variety of senior positions with a focus on U.S. policy toward Japan and the Indo-Pacific. He served twice on the National Security Council, as director for East Asia under President Biden and director for Japan and Oceanian affairs under President Obama (2014–2016). In the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Mr. Johnstone led offices with responsibility for South and Southeast Asia (2017–2021) and East Asia (2016–2017); he was director for Northeast Asia from 2010 to 2014, where he had principal responsibility for developing strategy for the U.S.-Japan alliance. Mr. Johnstone began his career as an intelligence officer in the Central Intelligence Agency, where he worked on national security issues in Northeast Asia and served in an overseas field station. Mr. Johnstone has a master's in public affairs from Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs and a bachelor of arts from Swarthmore College. He speaks fluent Japanese.

The Capital Cable is made possible by generous support to the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Victor Cha
Senior Vice President for Asia and Korea Chair
Director of the Asia Program and the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy, Wilson Center