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March 2024

Keio University PhD Candidate Roundtable

March 13, 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

On Wednesday, March 13, 2024, the US-Japan NEXT Alliance Initiative hosted a group of PhD candidates and their academic advisors from Keio University for a roundtable on their research topics. Together with Sasakawa USA President Satohiro Akimoto and Sr. Director Jim Schof, along with Professor Andrew Oros of Washington College, the group discussed each dissertation topic in turn, considered various linkages to (implications for) the US-Japan alliance, and provided feedback to the young scholars.

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December 2023

US-Japan Task Force on Command Relationships for New Challenges (Recommendations Review)

December 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On Wednesday, December 13, 2023 the US-Japan NEXT Alliance Initiative hosted a virtual bilateral dialogue on “US-Japan Command Relationships for New Challenges.” The dialogue built upon group discussion at the NEXT Alliance Conferences (NAC) held in March in Tokyo and October in Annapolis.

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November 2023

Mapping the Future of US-Japan Cybersecurity Cooperation: Threat Hunting & Active Cyber Defense

November 3, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

On Friday November 3, 2023, the NEXT Alliance Initiative convened its fourth hybrid bilateral dialogue on the opportunity to enhance Japan-US cyber threat hunting collaboration and expanding Japan’s use of Active Cyber Defense (ACD). Senior Director Jim Schoff welcomed a dozen American and Japanese specialists to the event from both governments, think tanks, and the private sector. Ms. Mihoko Matsubara (Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at NTT) and Mr. Taro Hashimoto (Visiting Fellow from NTT at the Center for Strategic and International Studies) gave opening presentations that touched on positive threat-hunting lessons from Ukraine’s experience, as well as opportunities to develop closer ACD cooperation between government and Internet service providers. The group discussed a range of related topics including cross-sector and multilateral cybersecurity cooperation, enhancing information-sharing infrastructure, and streamlining public-private and interagency relationships to build up shared knowledge more quickly about potential cyber threats.

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June 2023

Mapping the Future of US-Japan Cybersecurity Cooperation: Japan’s Pending Cybersecurity Reforms

June 21, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

On Wednesday June 21, 2023, NEXT Alliance Initiative convened a hybrid roundtable dialogue on Japan’s pending cybersecurity reforms. The event featured a presentation by Taro Hashimoto of CSIS and NTT, and a discussion on recent developments in national strategies, interagency coordination, active cyber defense, and information sharing. In attendance were government and industry stakeholders from the US and Japan contributed their thoughts on Japan’s evolving cybersecurity infrastructure and implications for bilateral cooperation. The dialogue will support our Initiative’s efforts in producing a web-based interactive mapping tool to enhance mutual understanding of cybersecurity processes.

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May 2023

US-Japan Task Force on Command Relationships for New Challenges (Session 4)

May 18, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

On Thursday May 18, 2023, NEXT Alliance Initiative convened a roundtable dialogue on command relationships for new challenges facing the US-Japan alliance. The event featured senior fellow at CSIS and NAC participant John Schaus, who authored a paper after the conference highlighting his thoughts on the urgent alliance venture and the US approach to bilateral planning. The discussion delved into Mr. Schaus’ proposed concepts to guide the US and Japan towards closer C2 arrangements. The task force will continue deliberations in 2023, culminating in the NEXT Alliance Conference in October 2023 to be held in DC-Annapolis.

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China’s Emerging Economic Security ‘Retaliation’ and How to Coordinate Among Allies

May 5, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

On Friday May 5, 2023, the US-Japan NEXT Alliance Initiative convened a bilateral dialogue on China’s apparent economic security retaliation against the allies. The in-person event took advantage of the Washington visit by Japan’s former Economic Security Minister Takayuki Kobayashi, who was participating in the third annual Integrated Security Dialogue (ISD) organized by Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA. The ISD is a high-level Japanese parliamentary delegation of six members focusing on the intersection of traditional national security, economic security, and technology security.

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December 2022

Bilateral US-Japan Task Force on Command Relationships for New Challenges

December 21, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

On Wednesday, December 21, 2022, the US-Japan NEXT Alliance Initiative hosted its first bilateral US-Japan task force on command relationships for new challenges. The focus was on Japan's new National Defense Strategy, implications for future alliance security cooperation, and options for more integrated planning and operational activities. This event is part of a longer-term series of mostly bilateral discussion planned by NEXT for 2022-23.

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October 2022

Fostering Democracy in Southeast Asia: Emerging Challenges

October 13, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

On Thursday, October 13, 2022, the US-Japan NEXT Alliance Initiative hosted a bilateral dialogue on fostering democracy in Southeast Asia. This event took advantage of the Washington visit by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Senior Vice President Keiichiro Nakazawa, who shared his views on Southeast Asia democratization, ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific, and recent US policies and efforts.

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September 2022

US-Japan Deterrence in the New Domains

September 20, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

On September 20, 2022, the US-Japan NEXT Alliance Initiative held a bilateral dialogue to discuss deterrence prospects in the space, cyber, and electromagnetic domains. The event took advantage of the Washington visit by Sasakawa Peace Foundation project members, Mr. Sugio Takahashi (Head of Defense Policy Division at Japan’s National Institute for Defense Studies) and Mr. Junichi Fukuda (Sr. Research Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation), who shared some early findings of their group’s research entitled "US-Japan Deterrence in the New Domains.”

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Mapping the Future of US-Japan Cybersecurity Cooperation

September 8, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The US-Japan NEXT Alliance Initiative hosted a bilateral dialogue on mapping the future of US-Japan Cybersecurity Cooperation. The in-person event welcomed around a dozen American and Japanese participants from government departments and think tanks.

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July 2022

Trends in Science, Technology, and Economic Security in the US and Japan

July 27, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

The US-Japan NEXT Alliance Initiative convened a bilateral dialogue on science, technology, and economic security. The discussion encompassed a range of topics, from bilateral science and technological cooperation, to supply chain resiliency and economic security legislation.

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US-Japan Cybersecurity Mapping Project: Advisory Workshop

July 20, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

US-Japan NEXT Alliance Initiative convened an Advisory Workshop with Japanese and American specialists from think tanks and government to share the ideas and plans of the NEXT Alliance cyber security mapping project.

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