Japan-U.S. Security Treaty 50 Years On

January 19, 2010 - January 19, 2010
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This meeting follows up on previous discussion in Washington held over the preceding weekend as part of the Pacific Forum CSIS Young Leaders Program. This session convenes a group representing Japan’s next generation of Japan-U.S. relationship thinkers, along with U.S. Japan watchers, to share perspectives on the state of the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty on the eve of its 50th anniversary. The group discusses the history of the Treaty and examines challenges to its potency moving forward. External areas of concern include the influence of China’s recent economic and military rise and continued tensions on the Korean peninsula. Internally, the changes in leadership in Japan and the U.S. set the relationship in uncharted territory – will the DPJ maintain the alliance as the LDP left it, or will the new regime, as DPJ leaders claim, take an approach that considers Japan’s interests first and foremost, in possible conflict with U.S. policy.

Ralph Cossa
, President, Pacific Forum CSIS


Michael Auslin, Director of Japan Studies, American Enterprise Institute


Kent E. Calder, Director, The Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Leif-Eric Easley, Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University Department of Government
Aki Mori, Research Fellow, Policy Research Department, Ocean Policy Research Foundation
Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; Robert D. Calkins Professor Emeritus of International Business, Columbia Business School
Evans Revere, President & Chief Executive Officer, The Korea Society
Ryo Sahashi, Assistant Professor, University of Tokyo


6:00 – 6:30 pm Registration
6:30 – 8:30 Panel discussion
8:30 – 9:00 Reception

Admission: Corporate members are entitled to a designated number of free admissions to this event, based on their company’s current membership level. These reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Additional corporate registrants and Japan Society individual members at the Patron level and above pay the discounted corporate member rate of $10 for the lecture. Nonmember admission is $15. The academic and government admission rate is $10. When payment is required, prepayment must be made, or registration secured, with a credit card. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome.

For information and to register, please contact the Corporate Program at 212-715-1208.

Co-organized by: Center for Strategic and International Studies

  • Jan 19, 2010 at 6:30 pm