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Sixth US-Japan Strategic Dialogue


– 02/08/2013


Maui, Hawaii


Sixth US-Japan Strategic Dialogue

The Pacific Forum CSIS, with support from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, held the Sixth US-Japan Strategic Dialogue in Maui, Hawaii on Feb. 7-8, 2013. Twenty-five experts and officials and nine Pacific Forum CSIS Young Leaders from the two countries, all attending in their private capacities, examined the impact of the 2012 elections in both countries on their relationships and the alliance, compared assessments of China and North Korea, and focused on ways to strengthen extended deterrence.

For the conference report, including key findings, please see: Issues & Insights Vol. 13, No. 5.


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Session 1: Perceptions of Current US Foreign Policy
US presenter: Brad Glosserman
Japanese presenter: Matake Kamiya

Session 2: Domestic Politics and the Alliance
Japanese presenter: Yoichi Kato
US presenter: Gordon Flake

Session 3: China after the New Leadership
US presenter: Michael McDevitt
Japanese presenter: Komei Isozaki

Session 4: Extended Deterrence
Japanese presenter: Sugio Takahashi
US presenter: David Santoro

Friday, February 8, 2013

Session 5: Modernizing the Alliance: Goals, Rhetoric, Visions, Implementation
US presenter: Joe Young
Japanese presenter: Tetsuya Ito

Session 6: Alliance Networks: New Partnerships, Linkages (Australia, ROK)
Japanese presenter: Noboru Yamaguchi
US presenter: Michael Urena

Session 7: The Future of the US-Japan Alliance
US presenter: Evans Revere
Japanese presenter: Masashi Nishihara