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First Annual Security Forum: Japan’s New Security Policy and Capabilities

April 30, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

On April 30, 2014, Sasakawa USA hosted the First Annual Security Forum on “Japan’s New Security Policy and Capabilities.” This full-day forum brought together leading experts on U.S.-Japan relations to analyze security developments in Japan, their effects on the US-Japan Alliance and implications for the region and beyond. For a full agenda, click here.



Junko Chano, President, SPFUSA
Satoshi Morimoto, former Minister of Defense
Noboru Yamaguchi, National Defense Academy of Japan
Richard Samuels, Ford International Professor of Political Science, MIT
Danny Russel, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Mark Lippert, Chief of Staff, Secretary of Defense
Sheila Smith, CFR
Kim Beazley, Australian Ambassador to the United States
Ken Lieberthal, Brookings
Adm. Dennis Blair, Incoming Chairman, SPFUSA
Susan Glasser, Politico
Patrick Cronin, CNAS
Abe Denmark, NBR
Mike Green, CSIS
Michael Schiffer, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Fred Hiatt, Washington Post
Shigeru Ishiba, Secretary General, Liberal Democratic Party
David Sanger, New York Times


Transcript of Panel I: New Elements in Japan’s Security Policy and Capabilities
Transcript of Panel II: The New U.S.-Japan Security Partnership
Transcript of Panel III: Regional Views of Japan’s New Security Posture
Transcript of Panel IV: Assessing Japan’s New Security Policy and Capabilities
Remarks by Admiral Dennis Blair: Operational Impacts of Japan’s New Security Strategy and Capabilities on the U.S.-Japan Alliance
Remarks by LDP Secretary General Ishiba: Managing Contingencies in a New Era

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April 30, 2014
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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