The Weatherhead East Asian Institute, the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, and the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs present:

“The Impact of Trump Administration on the Security Environment in the Asia-Pacific: Japan’s View” with Yoichi Kato, Senior Research Fellow, Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation; Former Security Correspondent and Bureau Chief, Asahi Shimbun American General Bureau.

The strategic environment in the Asia-Pacific region has been going through a tectonic shift over the past two decades, with the historic rise of China. The presence and the role of the United States in the Asia-Pacific have been the main source of stability and reassurance for many regional states. However, with the emergence of the Trump Administration, this strategic balance may change. Japan’s strategic dependence on the United States makes it uniquely vulnerable at this time of great uncertainty.

The event will be moderated by Takako Hikotani, Gerald L. Curtis Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, Columbia University.