• Learning Lessons from the Cold War in the Pacific:

    How We Competed with the Soviets Then, and How We Compete with the Chinese Now CANCELLED

    In Persson - Community Conversation Sasebo - 17:30-20:00 6 October 2021

    Due to increased restrictions on social gatherings in response to the rise in delta variant-related Covid-19 cases, this event is postponed until further notice. Please refer to YCAPS emails in the coming weeks for possible rescheduling information.


    As the date approaches for this free in-person seminar in Sasebo approaches, we are watching the local public health situation carefully. We are still planning to hold the event, but it seems likely that we will delay or shift it to an online webinar format.


    Professor Narushige Michishita will provide an overview of US-Japan Alliance operations at sea during the Cold War and how that history relates to today’s Great Power Competition with China. He’ll then take your questions. Come early for the social reception where you can meet new people and join the YCAPS community.


    6 Oct 2021

    17:30-18:30 Welcome Reception: Socialize over a snack
    18:30-20:00 Seminar: Engage with Prof. Michishita and others interested in this topic.

    Sasebo-shi Machinaka Community Center

    6-1, Tokiwacho, Sasebo, Nagasaki 857-0053, Japan


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    YCAPS is a non-profit organization recognized by the governments of Japan and the United States and operating with approval of COMFLEACT Yokosuka. As we build our Sasebo Chapter, we are looking for volunteers to assist with this event. Specifically, we are looking for people to recruit participants, bring food and drinks (purchased by YCAPS), set up the room, and tidy the room after the event. If you can help please email info@ycaps.org.


    Dr. Narushige Michishita is Vice-President and Professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo. Previously, he served as senior research fellow at the National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS), Ministry of Defense and assistant counsellor at the Cabinet Secretariat for Security and Crisis Management of the Government of Japan. A specialist in Japanese security and foreign policy as well as security issues on the Korean Peninsula, his works include “The US Maritime Strategy in the Pacific during the Cold War,” in Conceptualizing Maritime and Naval Strategy: Festschrift for Captain Peter M. Swartz, United States Navy, Retired (Nomos, 2020), and North Korea’s Military-Diplomatic Campaigns, 1966-2008 (Routledge, 2009). He is fluent in Japanese, English, and Korean.


    Co-Sponsors: Temple University Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS)

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