Watch FP’s U.S.-Japan Forum: A New Architecture for the Asia-Pacific Region

FP is convening top-level experts, diplomats, and government officials to discuss the importance of one of the Pacific’s most important bilateral relationships: the United States and Japan.

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From the South China Sea to the newly inked Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, from cyber-security to the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Asia-Pacific is in the process of a major transformation. To better understand how these issues are set to change the regional balance, Foreign Policy is convening top-level experts, diplomats, and government officials to discuss the significance of one of the region’s most important bilateral relationships: the United States and Japan.

Admiral Dennis Blair, former U.S. director of national intelligence, commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Command and current chairman of the board and CEO of Sasakawa USA, will offer keynote remarks, while FP’s CEO and editor David Rothkopf will moderate, and conduct a one-on-one conversation with Stefan Selig, under secretary of commerce for international trade.

The full list of panelists can be found below. Watch #FPJapanForum live here.

From the South China Sea to the newly inked Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, from cyber-security to the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Asia-Pacific is in the process of a major transformation. To better understand how these issues are set to change the regional balance, Foreign Policy is convening top-level experts, diplomats, and government officials to discuss the significance of one of the region’s most important bilateral relationships: the United States and Japan.

Admiral Dennis Blair, former U.S. director of national intelligence, commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Command and current chairman of the board and CEO of Sasakawa USA, will offer keynote remarks, while FP’s CEO and editor David Rothkopf will moderate, and conduct a one-on-one conversation with Stefan Selig, under secretary of commerce for international trade.

The full list of panelists can be found below. Watch #FPJapanForum live here.

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Panelists:

Admiral Dennis Blair, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Sasakawa USA; former U.S. Director of National Intelligence; former Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Command. Follow Sasakawa USA on Twitter: @SasakawaUSA

Stefan Selig, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, International Trade Administration. Follow the International Trade Administration on Twitter: @TradeGov.

Dr. Kuniko Ashizawa, Adjunct Professor, School of International Service, American University.

Ambassador Chas Freeman, Chairman of the Board, Projects International, Inc; former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Affairs.

Dr. Paula Harrell, China-Japan historian, Georgetown University. Follow her on Twitter: @psharrell3.

Meg Lundsager, Public Policy Fellow, Wilson Center; former Executive Director, U.S. branch of the International Monetary Fund.

Dr. Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations. @SheilaSmithCFR.

Photo credit: KIMIMASA MAYAMA/AFP/Getty Images

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