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The U.S.-Japan Alliance in an Era of Geo-Economic Competition

July 28, 2017 • 2:30 – 4:30 pm EDT

Insights from the Bilateral Military Statesmen's Forum

Retired military leaders from Japan and the United States will discuss the results of the fourth annual Japan-U.S. Military Statesmen Forum (MSF) scheduled for July 26-28 in Washington, D.C.  The MSF is the only standing non-governmental military-to-military dialogue platform between the two countries.  The theme of this year’s forum is “Japan-U.S. Alliance: The Era of Geo-Economic Competition.”  Retired top military leaders, a number of active-duty leaders, and civilian policymakers will participate in this year’s MSF and discuss pressing issues such as North Korea’s nuclear weapons programs and maritime and cyber security.


2:30 PM Introductory Remarks
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

2:40 PM Opening Remarks
Yoichi Funabashi
Chairman, Asia Pacific Initiative

2:50 PM Panel Discussion
Michael J. Green

Admiral Michael Mullen (Ret.)
17th Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Admiral Dennis Blair (Ret.)
Former Director of National Intelligence

General Ryoichi Oriki (Ret.)
3rd Chief of Staff, Joint Staff of Japan

General Shigeru Iwasaki (Ret.)
4th Chief of Staff, Joint Staff of Japan

4:30 PM Adjourn

Reception to Follow

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