Co-organized event by RJIF and CSIS (Washington, D.C.) was held at CSIS Headquarters

A co-organized event by the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation (RJIF) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) was held at CSIS Headquarters in Washington, D.C., on January 24, 2017.
RJIF Chairman Dr. Yoichi Funabashi delivered opening remarks, and Senior Research Fellow Yoichi Kato, and U.S.-Japan Strategic Vision Program Members Ken Jimbo (Associate Professor, Keio University), Toshihiro Nakayama (Professor, Keio University), and Takashi Terada (Professor, Doshisha University) participated in a panel discussion.
At the event, policy experts and scholars from Japan discussed 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

John Hamre
President and CEO, CSIS

2:10 PM Opening Remarks

Yoichi Funabashi
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

Matthew Goodman
William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy and Senior Adviser for Asian Economics, CSIS

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