The U.S.-Japan Alliance: Next Steps and Future Vision
We invite you to a dialogue on developments in Japanese security policy and implications for the U.S.-Japan Alliance. Dr. Shinichi Kitaoka was Acting Chairman of the Advisory Panel on Reconstruction of the Legal Basis for Security, which recently submitted a report to Prime Minister Abe recommending changes in defense policy to exercise the right of collective self-defense. Dr. Michael Green will engage Dr. Kitaoka on the Advisory Panel’s findings, followed by an expert panel discussion on bilateral defense cooperation.
3:00 - 4:00 - Dialogue with Dr. Shinichi Kitaoka
4:00 - 5:00 - Panel Discussion
Noboru Yamaguchi, Lieutenant General, Japan Ground Self Defense Force (Ret.); Director for International Programs and Professor or Military History and Strategy, National Defense Academy of Japan
Yoji Koda, Vice Admiral, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (Ret.)
Robin H. Sakoda, Partner, Armitage International, L.C.
Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Moderator: Tsuyoshi Sunohara, Secretary-General for U.S.-Japan Project, Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER)
5:00 - Adjourn