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102nd Tokyo Foundation Forum on “The Regional Role of the Japan-US Alliance”

June 09, 2016

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(English and Japanese w/simultaneous interpretation)

Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time: 16:00 to 17:30 (door opens at 15:30)
Venue: 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Nippon Foundation Building (1-2-2 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Admission free, but RSVP required: https://krs.bz/tkfd/m/registration_forum102 (Japanese only); to register in English, send name & affiliation with the subject line “102nd TF Forum” to info@tkfd.or.jp
Languages: English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)

Controversial security laws enacted last September have now come into force, but the new legislation enabling greater defense cooperation with other countries remains a contentious political issue that could influence the results of the House of Councillors election in July.

How can Japan best maintain its peace in a changing global environment and proactively contribute to a stable international community? Can the Japan-US alliance be utilized as a regional public good and function as a problem-solving mechanism in East Asia? The Forum will examine these and other regional security issues from Japanese and international perspectives.

Panelists:
• Brad Glosserman, Executive Director, Pacific Forum CSIS
• Yoji Koda, Former Commander in Chief, Self Defense Fleet
• Zhu Feng, Director, China Center for Collaborative Studies of South China Sea, Nanjing University
• Kim Tae-hyo, Professor, Department of Political Science, SungKyunKwan University

Tsuneo Watanabe (Moderator), Director of Foreign and Security Policy Research and Senior Fellow, Tokyo Foundation

Sponsored by the Tokyo Foundation in partnership with the Pacific Forum CSIS and the US Embassy Tokyo.