The US-Japan-China Triangle: Building a Path to Trilateral Cooperation

January 22, 2014
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Over the past several years, the balance of power in Asia has shifted as the relationships between Japan, China and the United States have grown increasingly important to the future stability of the region and the rest of the world. Trilateral relationships tend to be naturally unstable, but a host of factors further complicate the dynamics between the United States, Japan and China. Beyond historical enmities, differing philosophies of governance and increasing competition and interdependence, recent issues such as President Obama’s “Pivot to Asia,” Japan’s nationalization of the Senkaku Islands, and changes in leadership in both China and Japan have all contributed to an increasingly tense trilateral relationship. In this panel discussion, leading experts from Japan, China and the United States will analyze this complex relationship and offer their recommendations for how to manage its volatile dynamics.

Gerald Curtis
, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University; Member of the Board of Directors of Japan Society
Jia Qingguo, Professor and Associate Dean of the School of International Studies of Peking University
Alan Romberg, Distinguished Fellow and Director of East Asia program, the Henry L. Stimson Center
Yoshihide Soeya, Japan Scholar, Asia Program, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Director, Institute of East Asian Studies and Professor of Political Science, Faculty of Law, Keio University, Japan

Donald Zagoria
, Senior Vice President and Project Director, Forum on Asia-Pacific Security, the National Committee on American Foreign Policy

6-6:30 pm Registration
6:30-8 Lecture, Panel Discussion and Q&A
8-8:30 Reception

Non-members: $15
Japan Society Corporate Members: Free, up to designated number of tickets; additional tickets $10
Japan Society Individual Members at Patron Circle level and above: $10
Academic and government: $10

Prepayment must be made with a credit card. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome.

For further information or assistance, please contact the Corporate Program at 212-715-1208 or email [email protected].

Co-organized by the National Committee on American Foreign Policy.

This program is assisted by a generous grant from The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership – along with the National Association of Japan-America Societies, Inc.

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2014
  • 6:00 pm