RAND Free Conference on US & Japan (Los Angeles)
Last April, U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced dramatic revisions to the U.S.-Japan alliance's defense guidelines. These revisions were crafted under the guidance of Chuck Hagel (U.S. Secretary of Defense, Protected content Onodera Itsunori (Japanese Minister of Defense, Protected content , and reflected the need to modernize the alliance to deal with new threats from cyberspace, a nuclear North Korea, and an increasingly assertive China.
On March 14 and 15, Onodera Itsunori and Chuck Hagel will speak at RAND to address why the United States and Japan revised the alliance's defense guidelines. They will also discuss what the new guidelines mean for cooperation in areas such as enhancing allied cybersecurity and deepening cooperation with India and Australia while building partner capacity with countries in Southeast Asia.