SPF Japan U.S. Program Cordially Invites You to Attend A Public Seminar on “U.S.-Japan Relations in a Changing Asia”
(Monday, October 1, 2018)

On October 1, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation will host Mr. Richard Fontaine, President of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).


Mr. Fontaine is a distinguished expert on American Foreign Policy. He served as foreign policy advisor to Senator John McCain for more than five years, and worked at the State Department, the National Security Council and on the staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.


The Indo-Pacific region is undergoing geopolitical changes that will transform the region for generations to come. Both Washington and Tokyo are struggling to respond, and to do so in a way that promotes their common interests, strengthens the Japan-U.S. alliance, and remains consonant with domestic politics in each country. How is Washington thinking about the Indo-Pacific region today, and about Japan-U.S. relations within it? How should both Washington and Tokyo collaborate to enhance their own ties, deepen the prospects for peace, and strengthen the rules-based regional order?


Having two Japanese experts; Mr. Hiroki Sugita from Kyodo News as a moderator, and Prof. Ryo Sahashi from Kanagawa University as a commentator, we will explore those critical question for the region, and Japan-U.S. relations. Details of the event are as follows:

SPF Japan U.S. Program Cordially Invites You to Attend A Public Seminar on
“U.S.-Japan Relations in a Changing Asia”
Dates & Time
Monday, October 1, 2018, 17:00 - 18:30 (Registration begins at 16:30)
Venue
11th Floor, International Conference Hall
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation Bldg.
1-15-16 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8524,Japan(Map
Organizer
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Program:

“U.S.-Japan Relations in a Changing Asia”

17:00

Opening

17:00-17:05

Opening Remarks
Nobuo Tanaka, Chairman , The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

17:05-18:05

Speech:“U.S.-Japan Relations in a Changing Asia”
≪Speaker≫
Mr. Richard Fontaine
President, The Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

≪Moderator≫
Mr. Hiroki Sugita
Columnist, Kyodo News

≪Commentator≫
Prof. Ryo Sahashi
Professor of International Politics, and Director of Center for Asian Studies, Kanagawa University

18:05-18:30

Q&A

18:30

Closing
Language:
English/Japanese with simultaneous interpretation
Other
Admission is free. Registration is required.
Reservation:
Should you wish to participate, please fill out the application form from this page by 1PM on Friday September 28, 2018.
* Seating is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
* Please kindly be noted that we do not offer parking area.
Contact
Ms.Murata and Ms. Munakata
Japan-U.S. Program Department, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Mail: japan-us@spf.or.jp
Tel: 03-5157-5141
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