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Post-Abe Visit: What Is the Future of Security in East Asia?
The RAND Corporation presents a panel of leading RAND analysts and senior Japanese national security policy leaders discussing the state of the U.S.-Japan alliance; important changes in Japanese foreign, national security, and defense policies; and security in East Asia.
In the wake of Prime Minister Abe Shinzo's summit with President Barack Obama and historic address to a joint session of Congress, the RAND Corporation is pleased to welcome a delegation of senior Japanese national security policy leaders. Along with leading RAND analysts, this high-level delegation will discuss the state of the U.S.-Japan alliance; important changes in Japanese foreign, national security, and defense policies; and security in East Asia.
Our distinguished panelists will cover questions including: How are China's rise and North Korea's missile and WMD developments affecting the U.S.-Japan alliance and how should the alliance respond? What impact will recent developments in Japanese policymaking have on Japan's external security policy? And how are changes in U.S. force posture and strategy likely to be affected by the revisions to the U.S.-Japan defense guidelines?
Program and Featured Speakers
Panel One: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Regional Security in the Asia-Pacific and the Role of the U.S.-Japan Alliance
Gemba Koichiro, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs (2011-2012)
Keynote Address: 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Recent Changes in Japan's National Security Policy and Decisionmaking Processes
Kitaoka Shinichi, Deputy Chairman of the Prime Minister's Advisory Panel on Reconstruction of the Legal Basis for Security, Former Ambassador to the United Nations (2004-2006)
Panel Two: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Strengthening the Japanese Self-Defense Forces and the U.S.-Japan Alliance
Onodera Itsunori, Former Minister of Defense (2012-2014)
Scott W. Harold, Deputy Director of the RAND Center for Asia-Pacific Policy
Register for this Program
Register online. There is no charge to attend, but seating is limited and advance registration is required. If you know someone who may be interested in this program, please contact us to see if space is available. For additional information, email Heather McLendon.
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