Thursday, April 27
12 – 2 pm
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J. Thomas Schieffer, United States Ambassador to Japan
Mark Halperin, Political Director and Correspondent, ABC News
The U.S. – Japan alliance is facing an increasing number of challenges early in the 21st century. Japan has responded to many of these issues, including continued tensions on the Korean Peninsula and China’s extraordinary economic growth and increased defense investments, by demonstrating an increasingly proactive role in regional and global security. Perceptions of American unilateralism in economic and military matters throughout Asia raise questions of America’s future ability to defend its economic and military interest in the region. The shifting economic and political landscape in Asia, restructuring of U.S. military assets worldwide, threats presented by international terrorism, and energy security are among matters that make close and harmonious relations between the U.S.-Japan more critical than ever. U.S. Ambassador to Japan, J. Thomas Schieffer will highlight many of the issues affecting bilateral U.S. – Japan relations today and point out opportunities for closer collaboration in the coming years.
12-12:30 pm Registration & reception
12:30 – 1 Luncheon
1 – 2 Lecture
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 $45 for lunch and lecture, $10 for lecture only. Nonmember admission: $65 for lunch and lecture, $15 lecture only. The academic and government admission rate is $30 for the luncheon and $10 for lecture only. 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.
- April 27, 2006
- 12:00 pm