• The East Asian Security Environment: Challenges for the U.S.-Japan Alliance

    SPF Community Conversation Series - 18 April, 17:30 (Sasebo)

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    YCAPS and The Sasakawa Peace Foundation are thrilled to announce our next event in Sasebo. This event will feature Dr. Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi, who will lead us in a discussion about the current and coming challenges in the complex East Asian Security Environment.


    In recent years, the military threats posed by China and North Korea are strengthening and changing in nature, leading to more complex implications for the US-Japan alliance. In particular, we not only see sharper strategies and greater military readiness by China and North Korea, but also the risks of a simultaneous conflict in the Taiwan Strait and the Korean Peninsula. Focusing on the naval domain, Ryo will talk about the current and emerging threats and vulnerabilities for the US-Japan alliance, and the measures needed going forward.


    All are welcome and free food and refreshments will be provided.


    Please use this link to register for the event.



    •  17:30-18:15  - Welcome Reception(food & drinks) Feel free to show up anytime during the reception.
    •  18:15-19:30 - Seminar and Q&A
    • 19:30-20:00 - Optional Casual Networking and chatting/wrap up 





    Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi is a Project Assistant Professor at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo, and is also an Adjunct Fellow at the Pacific Forum. Ryo has presented, published, and consulted on a variety of topics relating to defense and security, and transport governance in the Indo-Pacific. Ryo previously served as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (reserve) and also held positions at the Pusan National University, Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang, FM Bird Entertainment Agency, International Crisis Group Seoul Office, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Australia, and the Japan Foundation Sydney Language Centre. Ryo received his PhD from the University of New South Wales, MA in Strategic and Defense Studies and BA in Security Analysis from the Australian National University and was also a Korea Foundation Language Training Fellow.


    Event Cost: Free of charge

    Location: Machinaka Community Center 2nd floor Lecture Room Group: 5-5 Tokiwacho, Sasebo, Nagasaki 857-0053

    Google Maps: Here

    Moderator: Jeff Mazziotta

    Registration: Required via this link.

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