Fourth Annual Security Forum: The U.S.-Japan Alliance: Foundation of Asian Security
On May 2, 2017, Sasakawa USA brought together key security experts and officials from government, business, think tanks, and academia for its Fourth Annual Security Forum. Building upon the success of previous security forums, this event focused on topics including key issues in the U.S.-Japan alliance, Asia policy under both administrations, the regional role of the alliance, defense capabilities and cooperation, and Japan’s role in global security.
8:30 a.m. | Registration 9:00 a.m. | Key Issues in the Alliance 9:15 a.m. | Asia Policy under the Trump and Abe Administrations 10:30 a.m.| Break 10:45 a.m. | Crisis in the Senkaku Islands: Results of a Sasakawa USA Tabletop Exercise 12:00 p.m. | Lunch 12:30 p.m. | Congressional and Diet views on East Asian Economic Security Issues 1:30 p.m. | U.S.-Japan Defense Capabilities and Cooperation 2:30 p.m. | Break 2:45 p.m. | U.S.-Japan-ROK Cooperation in Addressing the North Korean Threat 3:45 p.m. | U.S.-Japan Cybersecurity Cooperation
Speakers and Participants
• Dennis Blair, Chairman and Distinguished Senior Fellow, Sasakawa USA • James Zumwalt, CEO, Sasakawa USA • Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador of Japan to the United States • Yoichi Funabashi, Co-founder and Chairman, Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation • Matt Pottinger, Senior Director for Asian Affairs, NSC • Daniel Russel, Diplomat in Residence and Senior Fellow, Asia Society Policy Institute • James Kendall, Fellow for Common Challenges, Sasakawa USA • Hideshi Tokuchi, Distinguished Fellow, Sasakawa USA • Dennis Wilder, Senior Fellow at the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue and Professor, Georgetown University • Daniel Bob, Senior Fellow and Director of Programs, Sasakawa USA • Rick Larsen, Democrat, Washington 2nd District, U.S House of Representatives • Yukihisa Fujita,House of Councillors • Keizo Takemi, House of Councillors • Itsunori Onodera, former Minister of Defense • Randall Schriver, President, Project 2049 • Chris Johnstone, Office of Secretary of Defense • Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan, Council on Foreign Relations • Mike Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies • Evans Revere, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution • Masanori Nishi, former Japan Vice Minister of Defense • William ‘Bud’ Roth, Fellow for Cybersecurity, Sasakawa USA • Melissa Hathaway, Senior Advisor, Cybersecurity Project at Harvard Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs • William Saito, Special Advisor, Japan Cabinet Office