The Japan-U.S. Alliance and the Senkaku Islands: A Source of Conflict or Strategically Important?
Community Conversations Seminar Series
Co-hosts : Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF), Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS)
The Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS) and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) are pleased to announce the next event in the Community Conversations seminar series focused on the Sasebo Community! This event will feature Dr. Kyoko Hatakeyama of the University of Niigata Prefecture, who will lead us in a discussion around the importance and volatility of the Senkaku Islands.
The Japan-US alliance is facing a new challenge - China’s growing military presence in the maritime domain. China’s assertiveness challenges the current regional order and Japan’s territory—the Senkaku Islands. Examining the impacts of the Senkaku issue on the alliance, Dr. Hatakeyama will argue that the Senkaku islands are strategically important for the alliance but are also a source of conflict.
We look forward to you joining us at this event.
*Please kindly note that this is an in-person event taking place in Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture. It will not be streamed online.
This event will be an in-person seminar. Please note that during the seminar, all attendees, presenters and staff are required to wear a face mask due to health and safety policies.
*During the socializing time before the lecture begins, masks may be removed while eating and drinking but we request that when you are not eating and drinking, to please keep your face mask on. Additionally please refrain from attending if you have Flu-like symptoms. All attendees will be asked to sign in for the purposes of contact tracing. Thank you for keeping this event safe for everyone.
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