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Nagoya: 21st Century Technologies, Geopolitics, and the US-Japan Alliance: Recognizing Game-Changing Potential





Nagoya: 21st Century Technologies, Geopolitics, and the US-Japan Alliance: Recognizing Game-Changing Potential

Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM (15:00 – 17:00), doors open at 2:30 PM (14:30)

Venue: Nagoya Chamber of Commerce & Industry (2-10-19 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 460-8422 Japan)

Sponsor: US Consulate Nagoya
Co-sponsors: Nagoya Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Aichi America-Japan Society
Organizer: Pacific Forum

Free event open to the public

Simultaneous interpretation (English-Japanese) will be provided.

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This public panel will explore specific 21st-century game-changing technologies and their enablers, as well as the implications of these new technologies for geopolitical relations. It will review where game-changing technologies fit in the domestic and strategic policies of the United States, Japan, and other key countries in the region such as China and Taiwan. It will also address the role of the US-Japan alliance in managing such technologies. Participants will leave with a better understanding of US, Japanese, and regional thinking on game-changing technologies and the security challenges and benefits they pose.


Ms. Peifen HSIEH, Legal Counsel, WT Microelectronics
Ms. Elsa KANIA, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program, Center for a New American Security
Ms. Mihoko MATSUBARA, Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, NTT Corporation
Dr. Takahiro TSUCHIYA, Professor, Kyoto University of Advanced Sciences


Mr. Brad GLOSSERMAN, Deputy Director of and Visiting Professor, Center for Rule-making Strategies, Tama University and Senior Adviser, Pacific Forum

Ms. Peifen HSIEH is Legal Counsel at WT Microelectronics in Taiwan.

Ms. Elsa B. Kania is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and a Research Fellow with the Center for Security and Emerging Technology at Georgetown University. Her research focuses on Chinese military innovation and technological development. At CNAS, she contributes to the Artificial Intelligence and Global Security Initiative and the “Securing Our 5G Future” program, while acting as a member of Digital Freedom Forum and the research team for the Task Force on Artificial Intelligence and National Security. Elsa was a 2018 Fulbright Specialist and is a Non-Resident Fellow with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s International Cyber Policy Centre. Elsa has been invited to testify before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, and the National Commission on Service. Currently, Elsa is a PhD student in Harvard University’s Department of Government.

Ms. Mihoko Matsubara is Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, NTT Corporation, Tokyo, being responsible for cybersecurity thought leadership. She worked at the Japanese Ministry of Defense before her MA at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies on Fulbright. Her most recent experience includes VP and Public Sector Chief Security Officer for Asia-Pacific at Palo Alto Networks. She is Adjunct Fellow at the Pacific Forum, Honolulu, and Associate Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, London. She published a book on cybersecurity, attackers, defenders, and cyber threat intelligence in Japanese from the Shinchosha Publishing Co., Ltd. in 2019.

Dr. Takahiro TSUCHIYA is a professor at the Kyoto University of Advanced Sciences.

Mr. Brad GLOSSERMAN is a Deputy Director of and Visiting Professor at the Center for Rule-making Strategies, Tama University. He is also a Senior Adviser at Pacific Forum, where he served for 13 years (2004-2017) as executive director.

Brad is the author of Peak Japan: The End of Grand Ambitions (Georgetown University Press, 2019) and co-author (with Scott Snyder) of The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash (Columbia University Press, 2015). He is the editor, with Tae-hyo Kim, of The Future of U.S.-Korea-Japan Relations: Balancing Values and Interests (CSIS, 2004). He is also the English-language editor of the journal of the New Asia Research Institute (NARI) in Seoul. A frequent participant in US State Department visiting lecture programs and the US Navy’s Regional Security Education Program, he speaks at conferences, research institutes and universities around the world. His commentary regularly appears in media around the globe. He has written dozens of monographs and articles on US foreign policy and Asian security relations and he has contributed numerous chapters to books on regional security.

He was for 10 years a member of the editorial board of The Japan Times and continues to serve as a contributing editor.

He is an adjunct lecturer at the Management Center of Innsbruck (MCI) and a guest lecturer at the Osaka University School of International Public Policy (OSIPP). He has a JD from the George Washington University National Law Center, an MA from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a BA from Reed College.