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May 04

The Evolving U.S. - Japan Alliance: QDR and a New Joint Strategy

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium

The 2006 U.S. Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) highlights the increasingly vital role of the U.S.-Japan alliance in maintaining security and stability in the 21st Century. The importance of strengthening and developing a joint strategy for the alliance is even more crucial given the rapidly changing security environment in Northeast Asia - China's military modernization and economic growth, North Korea's continued intransigence, and South Korean and Taiwanese efforts to exert greater independence in the region. Moreover, the ongoing global war on terror continues to present challenges. Join us for a discussion of these important U.S.-Japan alliance topics.

More About the Speakers

Hon. Fumio Kyuma
MP, Liberal Democratic Party
(Former Minister of Defense)

Hon. Tokuichiro Tamazawa
MP, Liberal Democratic Party
(Former Minister of Defense)

Hon. Gen Nakatani
MP, Liberal Democratic Party
(Former Minister of Defense)

James Bodner
The Cohen Group

Stanley O. Roth
Former Assistant Secretary of State for
East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Balbina Y. Hwang, Ph.D.
Senior Policy Analyst,
Northeast Asia,
The Heritage Foundation