• Heritage Action
  • More
May 01

US-Japan Partnership in Transforming the East Asian Security Environment

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium

The U.S.-Japan alliance has been a bedrock for maintaining peace and stability in Northeast Asia.  But, Washington and Tokyo will be challenged by China's growing military and North Korea's lingering military belligerence, which pose security threats to the region.  As the United States and Japan address these and future challenges, it will be necessary to define the means of deepening and evolving the bilateral military relationship and expanding Japan's global role while addressing the security concerns of Tokyo's neighbors.  Join us as our panelists discuss the role of the U.S.-Japanese partnership in transforming the East Asian Security Environment.

More About the Speakers

Opening Remarks

Becky Norton Dunlop
Vice President,
External Relations,
The Heritage Foundation

Panel 1: The US-Japan Bilateral Relationship - Current Status and Issues

Fukushiro Nukaga, MP
Liberal Democratic Party
(former Minister of State for Defense)

Seiji Maehara, MP
Democratic Party of Japan

William Breer
Former Deputy Chief of Mission to Japan

Panel 2: Prospects of US-Japan Cooperation in Transforming the Regional Security Environment

Fukushiro Nukaga, MP
Liberal Democratic Party
(former Minister of State for Defense)

Adm. Dennis Blair
Former PACOM Commander

David Asher
Senior Associate Fellow,
The Heritage Foundation

Hosted By

Bruce Klingner Bruce Klingner

Senior Research Fellow, Northeast Asia Read More