Photo by Bryan Ham.
Join Sasakawa USA on April 24, 2019, at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C., for the Sixth Annual Sasakawa USA Security Forum. The day-long event will feature key experts and officials from government, business, think tanks, and academia as they discuss and debate future challenges for the United States and Japan.
Topics will include: Indo-Pacific grand strategy, economic influence and competition in the Indo-Pacific region, Japan’s new National Defense Program Guidelines, Japanese society and security and the role of the Self-Defense Forces, as well as a conversation with current U.S. and Japanese government officials on relevant issues.
Please register for the event at the link on the right.
The event will be live-streamed. Follow along on Twitter: #USJapanSecurity.
8:00 | Registration and Coffee
8:30 | Welcome and Introduction by Amb. James Zumwalt and Amb. Shinsuke Sugiyama (invited)
9:00 | Keynote Address by Gen. Ryoichi Oriki
9:30 | Indo-Pacific Grand Strategy: Is it More than Countering China? – Moderated by Dr. Mike Green
11:00 | Economic Influence and Competition in the Indo-Pacific Region – Moderated by Mr. Matthew Goodman
12:15 | Complementary Lunch
12:30 |Salon-Style Conversation with Keynote Guest Dr. Yoichi Funabashi – Moderated by ADM Dennis Blair
1:30 | Japan’s National Defense Program Guidelines: Pacing the Threat?- Moderated by Dr. Sayuri Romei
2:45 | Japanese Society and Security: The Role of the SDF – Moderated by Mr. James L. Schoff
4:00 | Conversation with U.S. and Japanese Government Officials – Moderated by Amb. James Zumwalt
5:00 | Closing Remarks
Mr. Tobias Harris, Fellow for Economy, Trade, and Business, Sasakawa USA
Dr. Eric Heginbotham, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Center for International Studies
Dr. Kathleen Hicks, Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair; Director – International Security Program, CSIS
Prof. Takako Hikotani, Gerald L. Curtis Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, Columbia Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Lt. Gen. Masayuki Hironaka, JASDF (ret.)
Minister Keiichiro Ichikawa, Political Minister, Embassy of Japan
LtGen. Koichi Isobe, Resident Fellow, Harvard Asia Center
Mr. Masanori Nishi, Former Vice Minister of Defense
Prof. Andrew Oros, Director of International Studies, Washington College
Mr. Randall Schriver, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, Department of Defense
Amb. David Shear, Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates
Dr. Mireya Solís, Director, Center for East Asia Policy Studies and Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Program, Brookings Institution
Ms. Yuki Tatsumi, Co-Director of the East-Asia Program and Director of the Japan Program, Stimson Center