The Japan-U.S. Alliance: The Cornerstone of Peace and Prosperity in the Asia Pacific
Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 5:00pm-6:00pm
It is especially important now for the Japan-U.S. alliance to be deepened and strengthened. It allows Japan to play a peace-building role in the Asia Pacific region as Asian countries expect Japan’s active engagement. Similarly, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement is important given the current situation in which the World Trade Organization (WTO) is not achieving its goals of making global rules for trade and investment. It is vital that mature developed countries voluntarily make new rules that can be used as models. We will also request other countries like China and Russia to comply with such rules of investment and protection of intellectual property.
It is important for China to be aware of their responsibilities as a member of the international society. Moreover, if cooperation in an area of energy (such as nuclear power and shale gas) is strengthened between Japan and the U.S., it can be used as leverage against Russia.
This event is free and open to the public.
- Mr. Yasutoshi Nishimura
a member of the House of Representatives, Liberal Democratic Party of Japan
[transcript (English Version)] [transcript (Japanese Version)]
Prof. Yoshiaki Abe
USJI Operating Adviser/University Professor, Waseda University
U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI)
Keio University, Kyoto University, Ritsumeikan University, the University of Tokyo, Waseda University