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Tuesday, March 5

Japan and The Rise of Asia
A Conversation with Yuki Tatsumi & Wallace "Chip" Gregson
7:30 am to 9:00 am
Rivers Club Allegheny Room, 301 Grant Street Suite 411, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center

The US-Japan alliance has provided one of the foundations for decades of security and freedom in Asia. But, the neighborhood is changing: Japan is experiencing significant strategic and diplomatic challenges from China, faces increasingly aggressive North Korean weapons development and testing, and has an uncertain relationship with South Korea.
While the U.S. continues to be Japan’s main partner and ally, it has withdrawn from the major Pacific free trade pact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), after completing negotiations with Japan.
As uncertainty in the region abounds, Japan considers how to work effectively with the U.S. but also how to chart its course as a leader and a balancer in Asia. Prime Minister Abe’s vision includes pledges for deregulation and economic renewal, the development of Japan’s military capability, and policies to stimulate domestic social innovation. His landslide victory in the recent election indicates that the Japanese people support these new directions.
Join us for an engaging conversation with these experts on the evolving Japan-US alliance and its impact on security and trade in Asia.
Supported by a grant from NAJAS and the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC