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Regional multilateralism and US-Japan security cooperation

Tuesday, April 7, 2015   19:30 - 21:00

Speaker:
  • Tsuneo Watanabe (Director of Policy Research and Senior Fellow at the Tokyo Foundation)

The Japan-US security relationship initially operated in a vacuum relatively disconnected from the regional activities of both partners.  It was solely a bilateral arrangement.  Japan pursued a minimalist foreign security policy, while US actions in Asia were separate from the alliance with Japan (though US bases in the country were always a major component of US military power in the region).

For over a decade, however, Tokyo and Washington have simultaneously reinforced their security relationship while at the same time sought ways to work jointly, or at least along parallel lines, in regional affairs in Asia and the Pacific.

Tsuneo Watanabe, a long time friend of ICAS, will discuss these issues and lead the discussion on these important questions.

Date & Time:
Tuesday, April 7, 2015   19:30 - 21:00 (Doors open at 19:00)
Venue:
2F, Azabu Hall
Temple University, Japan Campus
2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Moderator:
Robert Dujarric (ICAS Director)
Registration:
If possible, we ask you to register by E-mail (icas@tuj.temple.edu) , but we always welcome participants even you do not register. / 参加登録はなしでも参加できますので、直接会場へお越しください。

Speaker:

Tsuneo Watanabe

Director of Policy Research and Senior Fellow at the Tokyo Foundation