• Learning Lessons from the Cold War in the Pacific:

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

    In Person - Community Conversation Sasebo - 17:30-20:00 11 November 2021

    We are very excited to re-announce this event! Previously scheduled for October, we delayed it out of concerns related to the Covid-19 pandemic.


    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.


    11 Nov 2021

    17:30-18:30 Welcome Reception: Arrive at your leisure and 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.

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