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Geostrategy in the Grassroots

Thursday, February 2, 2023 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Geostrategy in the Grassroots:
The Role of China on U.S.-Japan Relations and the Russia-Ukraine War

JASDFW is proud to host the Geostrategy in the Grassroots series on public affairs, presented by The National Association of Japan-America Societies and The Sasakawa Peace Foundation. This year, the series will focus on a variety of topics relating to how the Russian invasion of Ukraine impacts geostrategic challenges faced by both the U.S. and Japan in Asia.

Featuring a panel of distinguished experts from MIT and Japan’s National Institute for Defense Studies, this event will bring insight into the security and policy impacts of China on U.S.-Japan affairs.


Eric Heginbotham
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Principal Research Scientist, Center for International Studies

Shinji Yamaguchi
National Institute for Defense Studies, Japan Ministry of Defense
Principal Senior Research Fellow in Regional Studies


Hiroki Takeuchi
Southern Methodist University
Associate Professor of Political Science
Director of the Sun & Star Program on Japan and East Asia in the Tower Center


Date and Schedule

Thursday, February 2
11:30 am – Registration
12:00 pm – Opening remarks and lunch
12:25 pm – Panel Discussion
1:05 pm – Audience Q&A
1:30 pm – Program closes


The Highland Dallas, Curio Collection by Hilton
5300 East Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75206


Members: $25*
Non-members: $35
New JASDFW Membership and Ticket: $60


*Members’ prices apply to JASDFW, SMU students/faculty, and the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth.


About Geostrategy in the Grassroots

Geostrategy in the Grassroots is a public affairs program focusing on the geostrategic challenges Japan and the US face in a changing Asia presented by The National Association of Japan-America Societies and The Sasakawa Peace Foundation. The current program year (April 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023) is the fourth year of the Geostrategy in the Grassroots series, and the tenth combining the Japan Update series – the predecessor program to Geostrategy in the Grassroots.



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Thursday, February 2, 2023
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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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.