In the six decades since the signing of the U.S.-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security, the United States-Japan Alliance has served to underpin security in East Asia, leading to over a half century of relative stability and prosperity for the region. Beyond the alliance, however, is an economic architecture that has also played an important role in the region’s stability and prosperity.

On October 15th, Japan-America Society of Washington DC will host Washington, D.C.’s annual Japan-U.S. Military Program event in partnership with the National War College, the National War College Alumni Association, the National Association of Japan-America Societies, and Sasakawa USA. The event will explore the role played in East Asian security by the region’s trade relationships and economic forums, aiming to help understand the interplay between economic strategy and broader U.S.-Japan strategic considerations for the region.


Featured Speakers:

Ryan Shaffer, President, Japan-America Society of Washington DC – Bio
Peter Kelley, President, National Association of Japan-America Societies – Bio
Rear Admiral Cedric E. Pringle, Commandant, National War College – Bio
Major General Hiroyuki Sugai, Defense and Air Attaché, Embassy of Japan – Bio
Dr. Cynthia Watson, Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs, National War College – Bio
Ambassador Kurt Tong, Partner, The Asia Group – Bio
Dr. Mireya Solis, Phillip Knight Chair in Japan Studies Brookings Institution – Bio
Shinichi Saida, Minister of Economic Affairs, Embassy of Japan – Bio
Ambassador James Zumwalt, Chairman, JASWDC Board of Trustees – Bio