• Standoff on the Korean Peninsula:

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    YCAPS-SPF Community Conversation (Yokosuka In-Person)

    5 December 2022 – 17:30-20:00 (Japan)


    YCAPS & the Sasakawa Peace Foundation are pleased to announce the next event in the Community Conversations seminar series in the Yokosuka Community! This event will feature Dr. Narushige Michishita.


    While North Korea continues to launch missiles and further its nuclear employment ambitions, South Korea is rapidly building its capabilities around the “Korean Massive Punishment and Retaliation” strategy. Who will prevail? What can the United States and Japan do to maintain peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula? Dr. Narushige Michishita of GRIPS will discuss the changing regional strategic equation and the role of the US-Japan Alliance within it.



    • 17:30-18:30 Refreshments & Networking (food & drinks)
    • 18:30-19:45 Presentation and Q&A




    Werk Yokosuka, 3rd Floor, RM 3
    Japan, 〒238-0006 Kanagawa, Yokosuka


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    *IMPORTANT* This event will be an In-Person Seminar. Please note that during the seminar, all attendees, presenters and staff are required to wear a face mask due to health and safety policies. *During the socializing time before the lecture begins, masks may be removed while eating and drinking but we request that when you are not eating and drinking, please keep your face mask on. Additionally please refrain from attending if you have Flu-like symptoms. All attendees will be asked to sign in for the purposes of contact tracing. Thank you for keeping this event safe for everyone.




    Narushige Michishita is executive vice president and professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo. He has served as a member of the National Security Secretariat Advisory Board and a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He acquired his Ph.D. from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University. A specialist in Japanese security and foreign policy as well as security issues on the Korean Peninsula, he is the author of “The US Maritime Strategy in the Pacific during the Cold War,” in Sebastian Bruns and Sarandis Papadopoulos, eds., Conceptualizing Maritime and Naval Strategy: Festschrift for Peter M. Swartz, Captain (USN) retired (Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2020); Lessons of the Cold War in the Pacific: U.S. Maritime Strategy, Crisis Prevention, and Japan’s Role (Woodrow Wilson Center, 2016) (co-authored with Peter M. Swartz and David F. Winkler); and North Korea’s Military-Diplomatic Campaigns, 1966-2008 (Routledge, 2009).

    Format: This event will be off-the-record.

    Registration: None required
    Moderators: Jeff Mazziotta

    Co-Sponsor: Sasakawa Peace Foundation
    Seminar Cost: Free of charge