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Updating U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation
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Updating U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation

The U.S. and Japan face numerous challenges in preparing for long-term competition with China. In a high-stakes race for global influence, the U.S. and Japan must re-consider what combined efforts are most effective in countering the rise of China. How do they seek the appropriate mix of offensive and defensive capabilities, and what roles, missions, and capabilities should the U.S. and Japan share, execute, and cooperate on together? Do they agree on the threat perception? Are they able to prioritize limited resources, and should they redefine shared strategic objectives?

Join Hudson Institute for a conversation with senior military advisers, defense professionals, and experts from both countries on the effectiveness of U.S.-Japan cooperation and why it is more important now than ever before.

NOTE: This event is open to the press. All members of the media should RSVP to [email protected]


Lt. Gen. Koichiro Bansho, JGSDF (Ret.)

Senior Adviser, Marubeni Corporation and Former Commander of the Western Army of Japan

Patrick Cronin

Asia-Pacific Security Chair, Hudson Institute

Lt. Gen. Wallace Gregson, USMC (Ret.)

Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Affairs

David Helvey

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs

Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, US Army (Ret.)

Japan Chair, Hudson Institute and Former National Security Advisor

Satoshi Morimoto

Former Japanese Minister of Defense

Sheila Smith

Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Sugio Takahashi

Chief of Policy Simulation Division, National Institute for Defense Studies

Hudson Experts

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