The Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) established the U.S. - Japan Commission on the Future of the Alliance - a bilateral commission consisting of distinguished policy-makers and scholars. Richard Armitage (former Deputy Secretary of State), John Hamre (President and CEO of CSIS), and Ryozo Kato (former Ambassador to the United States)- co-chair the commission and work on to make recommendations for the U.S.-Japan Alliance until 2030 as well as achieved vision in Asia. As of June 2015, the Commission has met four times, discussing issues that include a forward-looking vision of current U.S. and Japanese security policies, security strategy and economic trends in relation to China, developments in the Korean Peninsula, energy cooperation, the Trans-Pacific-Partnership (TPP), etc. The result of these discussions have been collated in the form of an Interim Report (with annexes) issued at a press conference in July 2014. The Commission’s Final Report is scheduled for release towards the end of 2015.
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