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2020 JASNC Speaker Series in the Triangle: Securing Freedom and Liberty in the Pacific

February 3, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The U.S.-Japan alliance has long been an anchor of the U.S. security role in Asia and contributes to peace and prosperity in the region. Forged in the late 1940s, the alliance provides a platform for U.S. military readiness in the Pacific. About 54,000 U.S. troops (many from North Carolina) are stationed in Japan and have the exclusive use of 85 facilities. In exchange for the use of these bases, the United States guarantees Japan’s security.

This unique panel will examine the current state of this alliance, anticipate future opportunities and challenges, and discuss the greater geopolitical situation in Asia. The 3-hour program, inclusive of lunch, features guest speakers from Tokyo University and the Center for New American Security, moderated by the Executive Director of the National Association of Japan-America Societies. Although global security is everyone’s business, in a state where the military accounts for about 10% of our economic activity, supporting 540,000 jobs, this conversation is especially pertinent.

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February 3, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


NC Japan Center


The Umstead Hotel
100 Woodland Pond Dr
Cary, NC 27513
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