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March 23-24, 2014
rnWashington, DC


Conference Papers


rnSession 1: The Symbolism of Remembering
rnHow countries remember their war dead, both uniformed and civilian, is a sensitive issue. Differing national narratives surrounding the symbolism of remembering continues to create bilateral and regional friction. Are Arlington and Yasukuni really any different? If so, how and why?
rnSession 2: Shifting the Asia-Pacific geopolitical narrative
rnGeography doesn’t change but geopolitics do! The 21st Century Japan-US relationship proves it. What is necessary to shift the current Asia-Pacific geopolitical narrative away from conflict and competition towards peace and cooperation? What are the barriers to doing so? What are the risks of not?
rnSession 1: Shifting Japanese National Security Policy
rnTomohiro TANAKA: Proactive contribution to peace
rnAyako MIE: Role of the National Security Council
rnSession 2: Rebalancing the Alliance
rnDaichi UCHIMURA: Refurbishing the Alliance
rnAndrew TAFFER: Maritime Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific
rnNanae YAMASHIRO: US Military Realignment in Okinawa


Session 3: Securing Arms Control
rnStephanie KANG: Three Principles of Arms Control
rnKentaro IDE: Industry Cooperation for Export Controls
rnLuncheon Guest speaker: Kentaro KAIHARA
rnCounselor, Political Section, Embassy of Japan
rnSession 4: Non-traditional Security Challenges and Opportunities
rnLCDR James MORROW: Strengthening Law Enforcement with Intelligence Sharing
rnAiko SHIMIZU: Energy Security Cooperation
rnManny MANRIQUEZ: TPP: A Strategic Imperative for the US-Japan Alliance
rnSession 5: Health and Nuclear Security
rnDr. Jaime YASSIF: Global Health Security and Nuclear Security
rnJonathan Berkshire MILLER: Working Together on Nuclear Security
rnDr. Sachi GERBIN: Combating Antimicrobial Resistance
rnSession VI: Wrap Up
rnCelebrating the Next-Generation of the US-Japan Alliance Reception
rnCongressman Randy Forbes and Congressman Steve Chabot
rnCapitol Hill, Rayburn House Office Bldg.


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