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Seventy Years of the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance: Past, Present, and Future

The year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Seven decades after the end of World War II, the U.S.-Japan security alliance continues to play a vital role in ensuring stability and peace in the Asia Pacific region. The commemoration arrives at a time when the Asia Pacific region is facing an array of changes. Along with its economic development, China’s increasing military strength represents the key driver in the evolving security landscape in Asia. At the same time, North Korea’s ongoing nuclear weapons program triggers heightened tension in the region. In response, Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, expanded the capability and flexibility of Japan’s military by allowing Japan to exercise collective self-defense in 2015. This program focuses on the history of the U.S.-Japan security alliance since 1945, discussing historical events that have made a significant impact on U.S.-Japan security relations. The program also touches upon the outlook of security relations during a time when the security landscape in the Asia Pacific region is rapidly changing.

Speakers:
Satoshi Morimoto, 11th Minister of Defense, Ministry of Defense; Special Adviser to the Minister of Defense; Professor, Takushoku University

Michael Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)

Moderator:
Andrew Oros, Director of International Studies, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies, Washington College 

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