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The U.S.-Japan Alliance: A New Framework for Enhanced Global Security

Hideki Wakabayashi is a Japan Chair Visiting Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. His research focuses on U.S.-Japan relations and global security. Mr. Wakabayashi was a member of the House of Councillors (Upper House) representing the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) from 2001 to 2007 and served a Shadow Minister of Economy & Industry, Shadow Vice-Minister of Finance, and Deputy Director-General of the International Department of the DPJ. He was a member of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and Humanitarian Reconstruction Support for Iraq Committee, and was active in bipartisan activities such as the Parliamentary Network of the World Bank (PNowb) and the Global Legislators Organization for a Balanced Environment-Japan (GLOBE). Mr. Wakabayashi served in the Foreign Ministry as First Secretary (Economic Section) at the Japanese Embassy in Washington, D.C., from 1993 to 1996. He started his professional career at Yamaha Corporation in 1980. Mr. Wakabayashi received a B.A. in Business from Waseda University and M.S. in Agriculture from Michigan State University. His publications include 15 Breakthroughs for Japan's Revival (2006, Nihonhyouronsha).

The U.S.-Japan Alliance:
A New Framework for Enhanced Global Security

A report by
Hideki Wakabayashi
Visiting Fellow, CSIS

Moderated by
Michael J. Green
Senior Adviser and Japan Chair, CSIS
Associate Professor, Georgetown University