Powering the US-Japan Alliance

May 23, 2019 - 11:30 am

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POWERING THE US-JAPAN ALLIANCE:

Strategic Energy Cooperation, Middle East Relations,

and the Future of Energy Security in Asia


Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019 

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Atlantic Council Headquarters

(1030 15th St NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20005)


Lunch will be provided.


FEATURING



Prof. Koichiro Tanaka
Professor, Keio University; President, JIME Center and Board Member, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan




Ms. Jane Nakano
Senior Fellow,
Energy and National Security Program

Center for Strategic and International Studies




Mr. Mikkal E. Herberg
Research Director, Energy Security Program,
The National Bureau of Asian Research


Dr. Miyeon Oh
Director and Senior Fellow, Asia Security Initiative,
Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Atlantic Council


Please join the Atlantic Council's Asia Security Initiative and Global Energy Center for a discussion of how energy dependence on the Middle East is shaping Japan’s quest for energy security, prospects for US-Japan strategic cooperation, and the future of energy security in Asia.

Japan’s newest strategic energy plan promises to address domestic structural energy issues in the context of broader shifts in global energy trends. If successful, the new strategy will deliver significant improvements in efficiency, emissions, cost, and self-sufficiency by 2030, and again by 2050. At the same time, Japan, like much of Asia, continues to depend heavily on the Middle East for hydrocarbon imports. How is energy dependence on the Middle East shaping Asian geopolitics and strategic prospects for the US-Japan alliance? How feasible are Japan’s efforts to reduce its dependence on energy imports, and what does it mean for Japan's relationships with the Middle East? How are infrastructure projects under China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the Free and Open Indo-Pacific strategy re-shaping energy geopolitics between both regions? Ultimately, what can the US-Japan alliance do to ensure energy security in a rapidly changing Indo-Pacific?


Lunch will be provided.



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This invitation is open to the public. The event is open to the press and on the record.






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