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[ONLINE EVENT] 2021 Japan Currents Symposium

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Future of the Alliance under President Biden and Prime Minister Suga

The U.S.-Japan alliance is one of the strongest bilateral relationships in the world today. All the same, it often encounters times for necessary reflection and a reassessment of its most important pillars. As we enter 2021, there are many questions about the how the Suga government in Japan and the Biden administration in the U.S. will work together. Among the major agenda points are securing peace and stability in Asia, managing global trade networks, and ensuring the health of millions of Americans and Japanese amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us for a conversation with three experts from Japan and the U.S. on what 2021 will hold for relations between these Transpacific partners.

Date and Time

Wednesday, February 10
6:00 pm Dallas
7:00 pm Washington DC




Members: $10
Non-members: $15


Dr. Michael Green – Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Director of Asian Studies, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Aiko Lane – Executive Director, U.S.-Japan Business Council at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Yoshihide Soeya – Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Faculty of Law, Keio University

Dr. Hiroki Takeuchi (moderator) – Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Sun & Star Program on Japan and East Asia in the Tower Center, Southern Methodist University


About Japan Currents Symposium

This annual program brings leading thinkers from both Japan and the U.S. to explore current and looming issues that affect the critically important bilateral relationship. Topics addressed in the past have ranged from international trade to politics, security, and the globalization of Japan’s economy. From 2014 to 2019, this program was known as the Japan Update Symposium and was part of a series presented by Japan-America Societies across the U.S., made possible by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS). Starting in 2020, this program is known as the Japan Currents Symposium, again part of a series presented by Japan-America Societies across the U.S., made possible by the Embassy of Japan in the United States and NAJAS.


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Wednesday, February 10, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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japan-america society of dallas
John G. Tower Center for Political Studies at SMU
National Association of Japan-America Societies
The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth is a Texas non-profit corporation qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.