Friday May 6, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
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Willard Intercontinental Hotel 
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20004

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Brian Graf 
Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA 

Sasakawa USA's Third Annual Security Forum

American and Japanese Interests and the Future of the Alliance 

You are cordially invited to attend Sasakawa USA's Third Annual Security Forum 

Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each attendee must present a print or electronic ticket at the door.

8:30 Registration and continental breakfast

9:00 Welcome

    Dennis Blair, Chairman and CEO, Sasakawa USA

9:10 Reflections on U.S.-Japan Relations 2012-2016

     Kenichiro Sasae, Japanese Ambassador to the United States

9:30 U.S.-Japan Relations: Japan’s National Interests and Global Role

   Moderator: William Cohen, Chairman and CEO, The Cohen Group; former Secretary of Defense

   Shigeru Ishiba, Minister in Charge of Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economy; Minister of State for the National Strategic Special Zones

10:15 Enhancing the Alliance: The Revised U.S.-Japan Defense Guidelines and Japan’s Security Legislation

   Moderator: Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

   Satoshi Morimoto, President, Takushoku University; former Minister of Defense

   Chuck Hagel, former Secretary of Defense and U.S. Senator

11:15 Break

11:30 A New Era in U.S.-Japan Maritime Cooperation

  Moderator: Dennis Blair, Chairman and CEO, Sasakawa USA

  Scott Swift, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet

  Umio Otsuka, President, JMSDF Command and Staff College

12:30 Lunch

12:45 TPP and U.S.-Japan Relations: A View from Congress and the Diet

      Moderator: Mireya Solis, Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies, Brookings Institution

      Keizo Takemi, Member, House of Councillors

     Gerald Connolly, Member, House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific

1:45 Sasakawa/CSIS Alliance Commission: A New Vision for the Alliance Through 2030

    Moderator: Daniel Bob, Senior Fellow and Director of Programs, Sasakawa USA

    Jiro Hanyu, Chairman, Sasakawa Peace Foundation (Invited)

    John Hamre, President and CEO, CSIS

    Ryozo Kato, former Japanese Ambassador to the United States

     Richard Armitage, President, Armitage International

    Noboru Yamaguchi, Advisor, Sasakawa Peace Foundation

2:45 Break

3:00 Meeting the Challenge of Cyber Security

    Moderator: Michael Chertoff, Executive Chairman, Chertoff Group

     Suzanne Spaulding, Under Secretary for National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security

    Yasuhiko Taniwaki, Deputy Director-General, National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity

4:00 Break

4:15 The U.S. Elections and Japan

      Michèle Flournoy, Co-Founder and CEO, CNAS 

    Mike Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, CSIS

    Fred Bergsten, Senior Fellow and Director Emeritus, PIIE (Invited)

5:15 Reception

6:00 End