07
March 2024
Past Event
Growing Expectations for the US-Japan Alliance

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Inquiries: mdewitt@hudson.org

Growing Expectations for the US-Japan Alliance

Past Event
Hudson Institute
March 07, 2024
Gen. Hiroaki Uchikura, chief of staff of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, and Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman participate in an Honor Guard ceremony at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo Japan, Sept. 25, 2023. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Serrano)
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Gen. Hiroaki Uchikura, chief of staff of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, and Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman participate in an Honor Guard ceremony at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo Japan on September 25, 2023. (US Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Serrano)
07
March 2024
Past Event

Event will also air live on this page.

 

Inquiries: mdewitt@hudson.org

Speakers:
Shigeru Kitamura
Shigeru Kitamura

Former National Security Advisor of Japan

Brigadier General James Wellons
Brigadier General James Wellons

Assistant Deputy Commandant for Programs, Headquarters, United States Marine Corps

Sugio Takahashi
Sugio Takahashi

Director of Policy Studies, National Institute for Defense Studies (Japan)

Moderator:
kenneth-weinstein
Kenneth R. Weinstein

Japan Chair

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In December 2022, Japan introduced three security documents that laid out Tokyo’s most ambitious defense plans since the creation of the Japan Self-Defense Forces in 1954. In the documents, Tokyo promised to increase its military spending to 2 percent of Japan’s GDP and develop counterstrike capabilities to bolster deterrence. The documents, along with Japan’s defense agreements with Australia and the United Kingdom and improved Japan–South Korea relations, illustrate Tokyo’s dynamic thinking about its security environment, partnership commitments, and defense and technological capabilities. 

To assess Japan’s ambitious defense transformation, Hudson’s Japan Chair will host a panel with senior Japanese and American security professionals to discuss Japan’s growing security challenges, its need for integrated and comprehensive approaches to security, and its opportunities for deeper cooperation with allies and partners.

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