We are pleased to announce that we will be co-hosting this event with the the Yokosuka Council on Asia Pacific Studies.
Come join us for an evening of networking and information to learn about the policies and issues that are shaping the US-Japan defense relationship and their real-world implications.
The panelists will reflect on the contents of the recently published National Defense Program Guidelines (NDPG) and Mid-Term Defense Plan (MTDP) to discuss the expected future of Japan's security relationships with the full range of partners including the United States, the Quad (Australia, India & the U.S), European partners, other nations, Japanese corporations, and industrial players operating in the international market.
Colonel Mark S. Riley was assigned as Chief of the Mutual Defense Assistance Office (MDAO) at U.S. Embassy Tokyo on 31 July 2017.
Mr. Noriyuki Nakano is the primary deputy to the Director of Defense Policy Division and played key role in the creation of the NDPG and MTDP. He his an expert with regards to Japan's program to begin operating SVOTL aircraft Izumo-class DDH destroyers.
Professor Yoshizaki Tomonori is a renowned expert in the areas of Alliance Management, European Security and NATO, Japan's Peace Operations, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding.
Mr. Takao “Jay” Inamura has worked at Mitsubishi Corporation for nearly 20 years where his portfolio has included Patriot, Aegis, Aegis Ashore and now all Lockheed Rotary & Mission Systems and Missiles & Fire Control products (THAAD, Patriot, Aegis, Sikorsky Helicopters, etc.)
Mr. Andrew Collier is the Director of Business Development in Japan for Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems. He is a former Naval Officer with operational experience with the U.S. Seventh Fleet, Security Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy Tokyo from 2010-2014 and was the Japan Policy Director at the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.
Captain Tuan Pham is widely published in national security affairs and international relations.
Mr. Tom O'Sullivan has more than twenty years experience working in senior roles in large global organizations in Asia- Pacific where he has specialized in the areas of energy, defense, infrastructure, and finance. He will chair the panel.
Robert Morrissey, Chuck Jones, Co-Chairs
Michael R. Wright, Vice Chair
ACCJ Aerospace and Defense Committee
Mari Matthews, Chair
Mark Davidson, Yoshitaka Sugihara, Vice Chairs
ACCJ Government Relations Committee
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