ICJS Event: Korea Japan Dinner —
James Auer "Japan's Security Policy"

Date
Monday, July 2, 2007
Time
Session starts at 7:00 p.m. (talk will start at 8 p.m.)
Venue
Temple University, Japan Campus
Azabu Hall Room 207 (Access)
Admission
Open to general public.
There will be a buffet available for a fee (¥1,000 - ¥2,500 depending on the menu, desserts ¥300, full meal at ¥1,000 for students); otherwise there is no charge to attend the talk.
Seating is limited. RSVP recommended.
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We are happy to invite you to a Temple University Korea Japan Dinner on Monday, July 2, 2007 at 7p.m. at Azabu Hall room 207. Our guest will be James Auer of Vanderbilt University. Jim is the Director of the Center for U.S.-Japan Studies and Cooperation at the Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies. He served for 20 years in the US navy, mostly in assignments related to Japan, including almost a decade as Special Assistant for Japan in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

James will review the evolution of Japanese security policy and assess the current status of the Japan-US relationship. He will also comment on the issues of the credibility of the US nuclear umbrella (or as it is now called extended deterrence) and collective self-defense.


About James E. Auer

James E. Auer is the Director of the Center for U.S.-Japan Studies and Cooperation at the Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies. The U.S.-Japan Center hosts a half dozen or more Japanese researchers annually on the Vanderbilt campus and, as of April 1, 2004 within the Vanderbilt University Office of Federal Relations in Washington, D.C., conducts the annual U.S.-Japan (Defense/Dual Use) Technology Forum for American and Japanese businessmen in Nashville and, since 2004, an annual U.S.-Japan Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Forum in Washington, D.C. Dr. Auer teaches U.S.-Japan relations and the history of sea power to Vanderbilt University graduate and undergraduate students and has served as Adjunct Professor of Management at Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management and Research Professor of the Management of Technology at the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1963 to 1983 in a number of positions, largely in Japan. These included visiting student at the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Staff College (equivalent of the U.S. Navy War College) in Tokyo, and commanding officer of a guided missile frigate homeported in Yokosuka. From April 1979 until September 1988, he served as Special Assistant for Japan in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

He holds an A.B. degree from Marquette University and a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. His thesis, The Postwar Rearmament of Japanese Maritime Forces 1945-1971, was published in English by Praeger Publishers and in Japanese translation by the Jiji Press under the title Yomigaeru Nippon Kaigun.


About ICJS

The Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS) is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.

About ICJS

The ICJS is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.