• Japan's Role in a Taiwan Crisis

    In-person Dinner Seminar - Yokosuka

    6 Nov 2021 18:00

    YCAPS and JUMP are excited to host a live in-person event in Yokosuka! This will be an informed talk and discussion held over dinner.


    Professor Tetsuo will provide describe Japan's role in a potential Taiwan crisis to include its diplomatic, political and military support of U.S. operations. He’ll then take your questions. Come early for the social reception where you can meet new people and join the YCAPS community.


    The event will begin at 18:00 and will be held at Yokosuka Beer. YCAPS and its partners at JUMP will offset the cost of dinner and beers.

    Price: 2000 yen. This is the price after subsidy. The menu will be izakaya-style service (family style) and free-flow of locally crafted Yokosuka beer!

    RSVP: Required via this link. The event will be capped at 20 people, so RSVP fast!


    Information about the venue is at Yokosuka Beer's Facebook page.

    Address: Japan, 〒238-0008 Kanagawa, Yokosuka, Odakicho, 1−23


    Tetsuo Kotani is a professor of global studies at Meikai University and a senior fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA). His research focus is Japan’s foreign/security policy, the US-Japan alliance, and international relations and maritime security in the Indo-Pacific region. He won the 2003 Japanese Defense Minister Prize. He has published numerous articles both in English and Japanese, and his recent English publications include "Crisis Management in the East China Sea" (SIPRI Policy Brief, 2015) and "China’s Military and Paramilitary Activities in the East China Sea: Implications for the U.S-Japan Alliance" (National Bureau of Asian Research, 2020). Tetsuo Kotani received a master’s degree from Doshisha University.


    YCAPS is a non-profit organization recognized by the governments of Japan and the United States and operating with the approval of COMFLEACT Yokosuka. JUMP is the Japan-US Military Program. You can learn more about JUMP via their website.

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