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The Era of Geo-Economic Competition: Risks and Challenges for the Japan-U.S. Alliance

January 24, 2017 • 2:00 – 4:00 pm EST

Policy experts and scholars from Japan will discuss the results of a six-month project on the emerging risks and challenges to the Japan-U.S. alliance. The nature of competition in the Asia-Pacific region is shifting to “geo-economics” from the traditional “geopolitics.” This project, organized by the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation (RJIF), identifies old and new risks to the alliance in this new international setting.


2:00 PM Welcoming Remarks
John Hamre
President and CEO, CSIS

2:10 PM  Opening Remarks
Yoichi Funabashi
Chairman, RJIF

2:20 PM  Panel Discussion
Michael J. Green,
Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, CSIS
Chair in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Ken Jimbo, Associate Professor, Keio University
Toshihiro Nakayama, Professor, Keio University
Takashi Terada, Professor, Doshisha University
Yoichi Kato, Senior Research Fellow, RJIF

3:40 PM U.S. Perspectives
Matthew Goodman
William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy and Senior Adviser for Asian Economics, CSIS

4:00 PM Adjourn (reception to follow)

Event Partners

John J. Hamre
CSIS President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership
Matthew P. Goodman

Matthew P. Goodman

Former Senior Vice President for Economics

Yoichi Funabashi

Chairman, RJIF