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“Workshop on U.S.-Japan Alliance and the Power of International Law”

March 21 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

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“Workshop on U.S.-Japan Alliance and the Power of International Law”

Jason Healey, Columbia University
Takako Hikotani, Columbia University/National Defense Academy of Japan
Masahiro Kurosaki, National Defense Academy of Japan
Thomas H. Lee, Fordham University School of Law
Adam P. Liff, Indiana University
Hitoshi Nasu, Australian National University
Mira Rapp-Hooper, Center for a New American Security
Kazuto Suzuki, Hokkaido University
Hideshi Tokuchi, Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Former Vice Minister of Defense for International Affairs, Ministry of Defense, Japan
Matthew C. Waxman, Columbia Law School

9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 1512
No registration required.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Security, National Defense Academy of Japan

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The U.S.-Japan alliance has been hailed as the “cornerstone” of peace in the Pacific. The alliance relationship has been strengthened and institutionalized over the years. However, there is a considerable gap between the two countries in their understandings of concepts such as use of force and the right of collective self-defense. This is problematic: the continuation of the gap may lead to wrong expectations at both diplomatic and operational levels and weaken the alliance in the future.

This workshop is an attempt to bring together experts from the United States and Japan to discuss how the two countries can address this gap and seek ways in which the two countries can utilize
international law as the common language of diplomacy. With experts from fields of international law and political science, we will discuss conceptual issues as well as specific regional concerns and new domains such as cyberspace and outer space.

PROGRAM (TENTATIVE)

9:30 AM–11:00 AM: Session 1: Notions and Frameworks of the Use of Force and Self-Defense
Masahiro Kurosaki, National Defense Academy of Japan
Thomas H. Lee, Fordham University School of Law

11:00 AM–12:30 PM: Session 2: The Use of Force and Self-Defense in National Decision-Making
Matthew C. Waxman, Columbia Law School
Takako Hikotani, Columbia University/National Defense Academy of Japan
Discussant: Adam P. Liff, Indiana University

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch Break

2:00 PM–3:30 PM: Session 3: The Use of Force and Self-Defense in a Joint Operational Context
The Korean Peninsula: Hitoshi Nasu, Australian National University
The South China Sea and the Strait of Hormuz: Mira Rapp-Hooper, Center for a New American Security
Cyberspace: Jason Healey, Columbia University

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM: Coffee Service

3:45 PM–5:00 PM: Session 3 (Continued)
Outer Space: Kazuto Suzuki , Hokkaido University
Discussant: Hideshi Tokuchi, Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Former Vice Minister of Defense for International Affairs, Ministry of Defense, Japan

5:00 PM: Closing Remarks

5:00 PM–6:00 PM: Reception

Details

Date:
March 21
Time:
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Venue

International Affairs Building, Room 1512