• The Ukraine War's Impacts on the Extended Deterrence: Implications for USFJ

    YCAPS-SPF Community Conversation (via Zoom)

    14 July 2022 – 19:00-20:15 (Japan)

    YCAPS & the Sasakawa Peace Foundation are pleased to announce the return of the Community Conversations seminar series in Yokota. The inaugural event will feature Dr. Tomonori Yoshizaki. Dr. Yoshizaki will discuss how the war in Ukraine may impact US-Japan bilateral coordination including extended deterrence not only in Europe but also USFJ and the Indo-Pacific. Additional comments will be provided by Mr. James L. Schoff, senior director of the "US-Japan NEXT Alliance Initiative" at Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA.

    This event will be a webinar. Future Community Conversations events will be held in person so long as health and safety conditions permit.


    To join please use this link to register with Zoom.


    Dr. Tomonori Yoshizaki is the current Vice President for Academic Affairs, National Institute of Defense Studies. Previously, he served as the Director of Policy Simulation, National Institute of Defense Studies. Prof. Yoshizaki is a renowned expert in the areas of alliance management, European security and NATO, Japan’s peace operations, conflict resolution, and peacebuilding.


    James L. Schoff is senior director of the “U.S.-Japan NEXT Alliance Initiative” at Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (based in Washington, DC). The Initiative, launched in 2021, aims to improve the alliance and how it serves shared interests, preparing it for new challenges in an increasingly complex and fluid geostrategic environment. Previously, Schoff was a senior fellow and director of the Japan Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for nine years, following two years as senior adviser for East Asia policy at the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense. In the Defense Department Schoff contributed to strategic planning and policy development for relations with Japan and the Republic of Korea, and he spearheaded extended deterrence dialogues and trilateral security cooperation initiatives. Schoff’s career spans over thirty years working in the fields of business, education, government, and the non-profit sector, all related to Japan, East Asia, and the U.S.-Japan alliance. He is a columnist for the Japanese magazine Shukan Toyo Keizai, and his other publications include “China and the New Role for Economic Security in the US-Japan Alliance” (Sasakawa Peace Foundation, April 2022), “US-Japan Technology Policy Coordination: Balancing Technonationalism with a Globalized World” (Carnegie, 2020), and Uncommon Alliance for the Common Good: The United States and Japan after the Cold War (Carnegie, 2017).

    Format: This event will be off-the-record.
    Moderator: Jeff Mazziotta

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

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