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"Rejuvenating UK-Japan Relations for the 21st Century"
Co-organized by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the Royal United Services Institute

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The British government and Japanese government have forged a 'strategic partnership' in 2012 and decided to promote the cooperation in the security field. Japan and the UK are both seafaring countries, major trading nations and allies of the US that share fundamental values such as democracy, the rule of law, the universality of human rights, and a strong support for free market principles. Building on these developments, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the Royal United Services Institute host a conference on 'Rejuvenating UK-Japan Relations for the 21st Century' on 30th September and 1st October in Tokyo. In addition to the keynote speeches by HRH The Duke of York and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, our conference speakers, including distinguished experts and practitioners from the UK, Japan and the US, had an active discussion about the future of Japan-UK security cooperation as well as its impact on the international security environment.

Details of the event are as follows:
Dates & Time:
13:30 - 17:45, September 30 (Mon), 2013
10:00 - 17:00, October 1 (Tue), 2013
Venue:
"Orchard" at Hotel Okura Tokyo, South Wing 2F
Program:
"Rejuvenating UK-Japan Relations for the 21st Century"
Day 1: 30th September
13:30- 14:00 Opening Remarks: HRH The Duke of York, KG
Keynote Speech : His Excellency Mr Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan
14:20-15:50  【Session 1: The UK-Japan Global Security Partnership】     
Chair:
Dr Chiaki Akimoto, Director, RUSI-Japan
Panelists:
Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones DCMG PC, Former Minister of State for Security and Counterterrorism
Professor Satoshi Morimoto, Former Minister of Defence of Japan
16:10-17:40 【Session 2: UK-Japan Maritime Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific】  
Chair:
Mr Kazuyuki Yamazaki, Ambassador, International Security Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Panelists:
Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope GCB OBE, Former First Sea Lord, Royal Navy
Vice-Admiral Yoji Koda, The 36th Commander in Chief of the Self Defence Fleet
17:40-17:45 Closing
Day 2: 1st October
10:00- 10:30 Keynote Speech: HRH The Duke of York, KG
10:50-12:20  【Session 3: The Future of UK-Japan Defence Equipment Cooperation】     
Chair:
Mr Masakazu Yoshida, Director-General, Ministry of Defence of Japan
Panelists:
Mr Richard Thornley CBE MBA CEng FRAeS, President, Rolls-Royce Japan Co.Ltd
Ms Christine Zeitz, President, North East Asia, BAE Systems plc
Mr Keiichiro Iwasaki, Acting Chairman, Sub-Committee on Policy Planning, Defence Production Committee, Keidanren
14:00- 15:00 【Special Lecture: East Asian Stability and the US-Japan-UK Alliance】
Admiral Dennis Blair, Former US Director of National Intelligence
     
15:20-16:50 【Session 4: Strengthening UK-Japan Cooperation on Non-Conventonal Threats】  
Chair:
Mr David Bullas, Asia Pacific Team Leader, Defence and Security Organization, UK Trade and Investment
Panelists:
Sir John Scarlett KCMG OBE, Former Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)
Mr Masanori Nishi, Administrative Vice-Minister of Defence, Ministry of Defence of Japan
16:50-17:00 Closing Remarks:
Professor Michael Clarke, Director-General, Royal United Services Institute
Mr Jiro Hanyu, Chairman, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Contacts:
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation (Risa Arai, Tetsuya Hiroshima)
Nippon Foundation Bldg., 4th Fl., 1-2-2, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-8523, Japan
Phone: +81-3-6229-5478 Fax: +81-3-6229-5473 Email: spf-rusi@spf.or.jp
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His Excellency Mr Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan

Admiral Dennis Blair, Former US Director of National Intelligence

Vice-Admiral Yoji Koda, The 36th Commander in Chief of the Self Defence Fleet

Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope GCB OBE, Former First Sea Lord, Royal Navy

Mr Keiichiro Iwasaki, Acting Chairman, Sub-Committee on Policy Planning, Defence Production Committee, Keidanren

Mr Richard Thornley CBE MBA CEng FRAeS, President, Rolls-Royce Japan Co.Ltd

Ms Christine Zeitz, President, North East Asia, BAE Systems plc

His Excellency Mr Itsunori Onodera, Minister of Defense of Japan

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"Rejuvenating UK-Japan Relations for the 21st Century"
Co-organized by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the Royal United Services Institute

Closed.

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