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May 05

The Evolution of the U.S.-Japan Alliance and the Dispatch of SDF to Iraq

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium

2004 marks the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of Peace and Amity between the United States and Japan. During this period, U.S.-Japan relations have been complex, shifting from friendship to enmity and back to friendship again. Today, Japan is one of America's staunchest allies and is a key strategic partner in Northeast Asia. Japan's dispatch of 1,000 Self-Defense Forces (SDF) troops to Iraq marks an important milestone in the evolution of the U.S.-Japan alliance, but also raises intriguing issues and questions for the future of the relationship. Please join us for a discussion of this important topic.

More About the Speakers

Hon. Fumio Kyuma
MP, Liberal Democratic Party

Hon. Fukushiro Nukaga
MP, Liberal Democratic Party

Hon. Seiji Maehara
MP, Democratic Party of Japan

Stanley Roth
Former U.S. Asst. Secretary of State,
East Asia

James Auer
Vanderbilt University

Takashi Nishioka
President, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Balbina Y. Hwang
Policy Analyst, Northeast Asia, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation

Hosted By

Peter Brookes Peter Brookes

Senior Fellow, National Security Affairs Read More