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The United States-Japan Security Treaty at 50: Still a Grand Bargain?

March 15, 2010 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


On March 15, 2010, Sasakawa USA hosted a lunch program with Dr. George Packard and Professor Koji Murata

Dr. George Packard’s book, Protest in Tokyo, is the definitive account of the negotiations and political crisis surrounding the 1960 US-Japan security treaty. As President of the United States-Japan Foundation and past Dean of SAIS, Packard recently wrote an article in the March-April 2010 issue of Foreign Affairs magazine (“The United States-Japan Security Treaty at 50: Still a Grand Bargain?”) The article explored the past 50 years of our security relationship and called for Washington and Tokyo to “engage in a deliberate reconsideration of the entire range of issues raised by the security treaty,” including force levels, the Marine presence in Okinawa, host nation support, and the status of forces agreement.

Following Packard’s presentation, Koji Murata, Professor of Political Science at Doshisha University, presented a Japanese perspective on the future of the US-Japan security relationship.

Murata’s specialties include the history of the US-Japan alliance and Japanese foreign policy.



March 15, 2010
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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