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We organized the conference 'UK-Japan Strategic Dialogue: Co-operation in New Security Challenges'.
(2015.01.12-13)

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In 2013, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation organized the event 'Rejuvenating UK-Japan Relations for the 21st Century' in partnership with the Royal United Services Institute. This year, we organized our second conference in London, 'UK-Japan Strategic Dialogue: Co-operation in New Security Challenges'.

Tensions in the Asia-Pacific are on the rise. Under this circumstance, the UK-Japan Strategic Dialogue considered future developments and recent achievements in the bilateral relationship – such as the 2012 Defence Cooperation Memorandum, the adoption of the “Proactive Contribution to Peace” policy into Japan’s National Security Strategy, and last year’s UK-Japan Defence Equipment Co-operation Framework.

On the frist day, we have invited Mr Akira Sato, the State Minister of Defence from Japan as well as Mr Rory Stewart who is the Chairman of the Comons Defence Committee. On the second day, Mr Itsunori Onodera, former Minister of Defence, gave the keynote speech. Throughout this two-day conference, we have deepend discussion on Japan-UK intelligence cooperation, cyber cooperation and procurement cooperation. Japan-US-UK trilateral cooperation was also discussed. Adding to that, the UK's involvement to East Asia was debated by Japanese and British panelists. This conference contributed to Japan-UK mutual understanding in the field of security.

For the videos and agenda of the conference, please see the below of this page.
Also, the powerpoint files that the speakers have used can be seen from here

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Lecture Video

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We organized the conference 'UK-Japan Strategic Dialogue: Co-operation in New Security Challenges'.
Dates & Time
12th January, 2015 12:00-16:15
13th January, 2015 09:00-16:00
Venue
RUSI: 61 Whitehall
RUSI, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ET(MAP
※This conference was held in London, the United Kingdom.
Organizer
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Royal United Services Institute
Program:
12th January, Monday
12:00-13:00

Opening Remarks

Akira Sato (State Minister of Defense, Government of Japan)
Rory Stewart OBE MP (Chairman of the Commons Defence Committee)

13:15-14:30

Session One: Debate on East Asian Security Trends

Chair:Dr Jonathan Eyal (International Director, RUSI)

Panelists:
Professor Tomohiko Taniguchi (Special Adviser to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Professor, Graduate School of System Design, Keio University)
Nobuhiko Sasaki(Advisor to Tokio Marine and Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. and Former Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)
James Miles (China Editor, the Economist)
Sir Stephen Gomarsall (Board Director and Group Chairman for Europe, Hitachi and former UK Ambassador to Japan)

14:30-15:00

Break

15:00-16:15

Session Two: Intelligence Co-operation

Chair:Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP (Member of Parliament for Kensington, Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee and former Foreign Secretary and Secretary of State for Defence)

Panelists:
General Kenichiro Hokazono (the 30th Chief of Staff, Japan Air Self Defence Force)
Sir John Scarlett (Former Chief of the UK Secret Intelligence Service and Senior Associate Fellow, RUSI)

16:15-

Reception

 13th January, Tuesday
09:00-10:00

Keynote Speech

Chair:Professor Michael Clarke (Director-General, Royal United Services Institute)

Speaker:Itsunori Onodera (the 12th Minister of Defence, Japan)

10:00-11:15

Session Three: Cyber Security

Chair:Air Commodore Bruce Wynn RAF (Independent Cyber Consultant and Advisor)

Panelists:
Daiki Fukumori (Senior Security Analyst, Cyber Defence Institute)
Adrian Nish (Associate Fellow, RUSI)

11:15-11:45

Break

11:45-13:00

Session Four: Industrial Co-operation

Chair:Professor Tomohiko Taniguchi (Special Adviser to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Professor, Graduate School of System Design, Keio University)

Panelists:
Masakazu Yoshida (Director-General, Ministry of Defence of Japan)
Michael Keegan(Chief Executive Officer, UK and Ireland, Fujitsu Ltd)
Professor Trevor Taylor (Professorial Research Fellow, in Defence Management, RUSI)

13:00-14:00

Lunch Break

14:00-16:00

Session Five: Trilateral Co-operation

Chair:Tomonori Yoshizaki (Director, Security Studies Department, The National Institute for Defense Studies)

Panelists:
HE Mr Masafumi Ishii (Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium, concurrently Representative of the Government of Japan to NATO)
Dr Alessio Patalano (Lecturer in War Studies, King's College London)
Professor Peter Dutton (Professor of Strategic Studies and Director of the China Maritime Studies Institute, US Naval War College)

16:00-

Closing Remarks

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