The future of maritime security in East Asia and the Japan-U.S. Alliance

April 5, 2017

Image source: Wikimedia Commons. Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and President Donald Trump shaking hands on February 10, 2017, by 内閣官房内閣広報室.

East Asian maritime security is pivotal to peace and prosperity in the entire Asia-Pacific, said Hideshi Tokuchi, Distinguished Non-Resident Fellow at Sasakawa USA, as the keynote speaker at a March 27 event at Harvard University. The seminar, entitled “Maritime Security in East Asia and the Japan-U.S. Alliance: Prospects Under the Trump Administration,” was organized by the University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

Mr. Tokuchi’s seminar focused on the importance of maritime security in the Asia Pacific, the current security situation in maritime Asia, the future of U.S. engagement in East Asia, and ways in which the U.S.-Japan alliance can enhance the rules-based international order.

“Without rules and principles,” said Mr. Tokuchi, “order does not exist.”

Click here for more information on the event, or listen to the full seminar below.


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