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Japan and the Indo-Pacific Region

March 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Venue: World Affairs Council of Northern California | 312 Sutter St #200, San Francisco, CA 94108

Geopolitical change in Asia presents serious security and economic challenges to Japan and its most important ally the United States. North Korea will soon have the capacity to make a nuclear strike on the US, China is expanding its influence in the South China Sea through island building and more broadly throughout Asia and beyond through its One Belt, One Road initiative, and America’s withdrawal from TPP has undermined efforts to update trade and investment rules to promote more open markets for Japanese and American business. President Trump and PM Abe broached a new Indo-Pacific Initiative when they met in November 2017, but provided few details. What is the new Indo-Pacific initiative? How will Japan respond to these challenges and what role will the US-Japan alliance play?
Jonathan Berkshire Miller, Senior Visiting Fellow with the Japan Institute of International Affairs, will join us to discuss the dynamics in the East Asia region and Japan’s approach to the Indo-Pacific region, a subject that has great significance for the US and for Bay Area companies doing business throughout Asia.


Speakers:

Jonathan Berkshire Miller

Jonathan is an international affairs professional with expertise on security, defense and intelligence issues in Northeast Asia. He has held a variety of positions in the private and public sector. Currently, he is a senior visiting fellow with the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) based in Tokyo, Japan. He is also a Distinguished Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada. Additionally, he is the Director and co-founder of the Ottawa-based Council on International Policy. Miller is also a Senior Fellow on East Asia for the Asian Forum Japan, based in Tokyo.

Jonathan is an international affairs professional with expertise on security, defense and intelligence issues in Northeast Asia. He has held a variety of positions in the private and public sector. Currently, he is a senior visiting fellow with the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) based in Tokyo, Japan. He is also a Distinguished Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada. Additionally, he is the Director and co-founder of the Ottawa-based Council on International Policy. Miller is also a Senior Fellow on East Asia for the Asian Forum Japan, based in Tokyo. Previously, he was an international affairs fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations, based in Tokyo. Jonathan also held a senior fellowship (2014-2017) with the EastWest Institute and a fellowship on Japan with the Pacific Forum CSIS from 2013-16. At the Pacific Forum CSIS, he chaired a ten-member group focused on Japan-Korea relations, in the context of the US “rebalance” to Asia. Miller has also held a number of other visiting fellowships on Asian security matters, including at JIIA and the National Institute of Defense Studies (Ministry of Defense – Japan).  

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Schedule:

  • 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Presentation with audience Q&A

Purchase Tickets:

World Affairs Member: Free
World Affairs Member Guest (with Pass): Free
Non-member: $20.00
Student: $7.00
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Details

Date:
March 12, 2018
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Venue

World Affairs Council
312 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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