A co-organized event by the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation (RJIF) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) will be held at CSIS Headquarters in Washington, D.C., on January 24, 2017.
RJIF Chairman Dr. Yoichi Funabashi will deliver opening remarks, and Senior Research Fellow Yoichi Kato, and Project Members Ken Jimbo (Associate Professor, Keio University), Toshihiro Nakayama (Professor, Keio University), and Takashi Terada (Professor, Doshisha University) will participate in a panel discussion.
At the event, policy experts and scholars from Japan will discuss the results of a six-month project on the emerging risks and challenges to the Japan-U.S. alliance. The nature of competition in the Asia-Pacific region is shifting to “geo-economics” from the traditional “geopolitics.” This project, organized by RJIF, identifies old and new risks to the alliance in this new international setting.
2:00 PM Welcoming Remarks
President and CEO, CSIS
2:10 PM Opening Remarks
Former Editor-in-Chief of the Asahi Shimbun and Chairman of RJIF
2:20 PM Panel Discussion
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
Distinguished Guest Scholar, RJIF
Ken Jimbo, Associate Professor, Keio University
Toshihiro Nakayama, Professor, Keio University
Takashi Terada, Professor, Doshisha University
Yoichi Kato, Senior Research Fellow, RJIF
3:40 PM U.S. Perspectives
William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy and Senior Adviser for Asian Economics, CSIS
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