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An event co-organized by AP Initiative and CSIS to discuss the results of the fourth annual Japan-U.S. Military Statesmen Forum (MSF) was held at CSIS Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

An event co-organized by the Asia Pacific Initiative (AP Initiative) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), ”The U.S.-Japan Alliance in an Era of Geo-Economic Competition – Insights from the Bilateral Military Statesmen’s Forum,” was held at CSIS Headquarters in Washington, D.C., on July 28, 2017.

At the event, retired military leaders from Japan and the United States discussed the results of the fourth annual Japan-U.S. Military Statesmen Forum (MSF) scheduled for July 26-28, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The MSF is the only standing non-governmental military-to-military dialogue platform between the two countries, and is organized by AP Initiative. The theme of this year’s forum was “Japan-U.S. Alliance: The Era of Geo-Economic Competition,” which includes issues such as North Korea’s nuclear weapons programs and maritime and cyber security.

2:30 PM Introductory Remarks
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
AP Initiative Distinguished Guest Scholar

2:40 PM Opening Remarks
Yoichi Funabashi

Chairman, AP Initiative

2:50 PM Panel Discussion
Moderator:
Michael J. Green

Speakers:
Admiral Michael Mullen (Ret.)

17th Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Admiral Dennis Blair (Ret.)
Former Director of National Intelligence

General Ryoichi Oriki (Ret.)
3rd Chief of Staff, Joint Staff of Japan

General Shigeru Iwasaki (Ret.)
4th Chief of Staff, Joint Staff of Japan

* Please click here for the details and the video of the event

 

Japan – U.S. Military Statesmen Forum

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