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The Okinawa Prefectural Government held a symposium entitled “Changing East Asian Security Dynamics and Okinawa: Re-examining the U.S. Force Posture in Japan.”

The Okinawa Prefectural Government held a symposium entitled “Changing East Asian Security Dynamics and Okinawa: Re-examining the U.S. Force Posture in Japan.

Date & Time: March 13, 2018 10:30 am –3:00 pm
Venue: Capital Hilton Hotel

Program (Please refer to PDF for minutes)
Moderator: Dr. Mike Mochizuki (Japan-U.S. Relations Chair, George Washington University)

Part One: Key Note Speech
-Speaker: The Honorable Takeshi Onaga (Governor, Okinawa Prefecture)
Guest commentators:
The Honorable William J. Perry (19th U.S. Secretary of Defense)
Dr. Andrew Yeo (Associate Professor of Politics, The Catholic University of America)

Part Two: Keynote Lecture
-Keynote Speaker:
The Honorable William J. Perry (19th U.S. Secretary of Defense)

Part Three: Panel Discussion
~The Japan-U.S. Alliance and Security Dynamics in the Asia-Pacific Region~
-Panelists:
Dr. Morton Halperin (Senior Advisor, Open Society Foundations)
Dr. Eric Heginbotham (Principal Research Scientist, MIT Center for International Studies)
Dr. Fumiaki Nozoe (Associate Professor, Okinawa International University)