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Commemorative Symposium for The 50th Anniversary of the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty

May 28,2010

U.S.-Japan Relationship after Fifty Years

As the year 2010 brings the 50th year since the conclusion of the revised Japan-U.S. Security Treaty, commemorative symposium was held with gathering together a group of U.S.-Japan relationship researchers from both nations to share their perspectives on the trends of the two nations’ bond, including how it is viewed by other Asian nations. On the day of symposium, about 900 listeners attended and adjourned with full of success. Thank you so much to all of sponsors, cooperators and listeners who contributed and participated to this event.
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Friday, May 28


Okuma Auditorium, Waseda University, Japan

Supported by

Keio University, Kyoto University, Ritsumeikan University,The University of Tokyo, Waseda University


13:20 Speech from the chair

Katsuhiko Shirai
The chair of USJI, President, Waseda University

Congratulatory Speech

James P. Zumwalt
Deputy Chief of Mission, the U.S. Embassy in Japan

Tamotsu Tokunaga
Director General of the Higher Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

13:40 Keynote Speech

Michael H. Armacost
Shorenstein Distinguished Fellow , Stanford University Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan

14:20 Panel Discussion



Akihiko Tanaka
Professor, The University of Tokyo


Michael H. Armacost
Shorenstein Distinguished Fellow, Stanford University Former U.S.Ambassador to Japan 

Patrick M. Cronin
Senior Advisor & Senior Director of the Asia Program,Center for a New American Security

Yoshimasa Hayashi
Member, House of Councillors, Acting Chairman, Policy Research Council, Liberal Democratic Party Former Defense Minister

Akihisa Nagashima
Member, House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan Parliamentary Secretary for Defense

Hiroshi Nakanishi
Professor, Kyoto University

Sheila A. Smith
Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Chikako Ueki
Professor, Waseda University

Shunji Yanai
Judge of the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea Former Japan Ambassador to U.S.

17:20 Closing Remarks

Naoyuki Agawa
Professor, Keio University

Sponsored by

All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd., Canon Inc., Central Japan Railway Company, East Japan Railway Company, Komatsu Ltd., Mitsubishi Corporation,
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., NGK Insulators, Ltd., Nippon Oil Corporation, Nippon Steel Corporation, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, Nomura Holdings, Inc., Panasonic Corporation, Ricoh Company, Ltd., Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd., Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Sumitomo Corporation, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd., The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Ltd., The Tokyo Electric Power Company, Inc., Toray Industries, Inc., Toyota Motor Corporation

Cooperation from

The Asahi Shimbun Company, The Mainichi Newspapers, The Yomiuri Shimbun, Nikkei Inc., K.K. Kyodo News, Jiji Press Ltd., Fujisankei Communications Group, Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Nippon Television Network Corporation,Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, TV Asahi Corporation, TV Tokyo Corporation

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