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Issues & Insights Vol. 11 – No. 4

On August 10-11, 2010, 16 Young Leaders joined senior participants at the Japan-China-US-ROK Dialogue in Tokyo, Japan. Young Leaders usually attend Pacific Forum conferences as observers, but in this case, many had the opportunity to share their next generation views with their senior counterparts during both the main conference and on the sidelines during breaks and the meals. To better understand the dynamic relationship between Japan, China, the US, and the Republic of Korea, Young Leaders held a separate roundtable session after the conference to discuss the prospect and utility of multilateral mechanisms in defining security challenges in Northeast Asia.