June 16, 2010

CNAS Releases Policy Brief on the Future of the U.S.-Japan Alliance Ahead of Two Day Conference

The United States and Japan have a historic opportunity to renew their 50-year-old alliance, according to a policy brief released today by the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) ahead of its two day conference on the future of the U.S.-Japan partnership. Report authors Abraham Denmark and Daniel Kliman write, "With the new Japanese prime minister in place and an agreement on the contentious relocation of a U.S. military base on Okinawa reached, Washington and Tokyo are poised to put past disagreements behind them and to prepare the alliance for the challenges of the 21st century."

The policy brief, Cornerstone: A Future Agenda for the U.S.-Japan Alliance, sets the stage for the two day CNAS conference tomorrow, June 17, and Friday, June 18.  Cornerstone surveys the nine months of political transition in Japan (from the Liberal Democratic Party to the Democratic Party of Japan) that began last August, a tumultuous period that has culminated in an opportunity to move the alliance forward. Denmark and Kliman then discuss how to get the fundamentals of the alliance right. Lastly, they set forth an agenda for enhancing U.S.-Japan security cooperation.

The CNAS conference, 150 Years of Amity & 50 Years of Alliance: Adopting an Enhanced Agenda for the U.S.-Japan Partnership, will take place on June 17-18, 2010, at the Willard Hotel.  Click here to see a full agenda and list of speakers. The conference will be webcast LIVE at www.cnas.org/live  starting at 1:30 p.m. EST on Thursday, June 17, and again starting at 8:30 a.m. EST on Friday, June 18.  CNAS will also send updates via Twitter.  You are encouraged to interact with us at @CNASdc and submit questions for speakers via Twitter as direct messages.

June 17, 2010
Camera pre-set: 12:30 p.m.
1:00-1:30 p.m.: Guest check-in and registration
1:30-6:30 p.m.: Event

June 18, 2010
Camera pre-set: 7:30 a.m.
8:00-8:30 a.m.: Guest check-in and registration
8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.: Event

Willard Intercontinental Hotel
(See specific rooms on full agenda)
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

Call 202.457.9427
Please note  that you must specifywhich day (June 17 or 18) you plan to attend, if one or both.
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