Future of Japan–U.S. Relations after the U.S. Presidential Election
WHEN Friday | 18 Nov, 1:00 PM
WHERE 238 HRCB
The U.S. has been a “resident power” in the Asia Pacific region since 1945 as a bedrock of stability and a source of dynamic growth. The U.S.–Japan Alliance played a critical role in this context, specifically by hosting U.S. forces. In the campaign, President-Elect Donald Trump identified Japan as a “free-rider” in the alliance and “unfair” in trade. What can be done to beef up the alliance so both Japan and the U.S. can cope with the issues the region is facing?
Toshihiro Nakayama is a professor of American politics and foreign policy at Keio University. Nakayama is also an adjunct fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs. Prior to this he had been a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution. His publications include two books and numerous articles on American politics, foreign policy, and international relations.