Japanese Ministry of Defense
The effectiveness of the Japanese Ministry of Defense (MOD, formerly Japan Defense Agency) to develop technical and institutional capabilities to implement Japan's vision as a more capable, proactive, and operational partner of the United States in international security affairs has critical importance both for Japan's self-defense interests and for the interests of the U.S.-Japan alliance more broadly. CSIS will engage approximately 10-15 current and future MOD leaders and key U.S. security practitioners and observers for a two-week session focusing on trends in global and regional affairs, U.S.-Japan alliance management, and international security, while providing specific technical and operational insights. Participants will come together in a two-week program consisting of lectures by regional and defense experts and site visits. The first program will be in March 2006. Second program schedule to take place in March 2007.