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[Richard Nixon Foundation & Consulate-General of Japan in LA] Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Signing of the Reversion of Okinawa Agreement and the Future of U.S.-Japan Relations

  • Thursday, June 17, 2021
  • 9:30 AM (EDT)
  • Luncheon

The Consulate General of Japan has informed the Japan America Society of Southern California of an event taking place June 17 at which Ambassador of Japan to the United States TOMITA Koji is to give the keynote address.

The in-person, invitation-only event and luncheon, "Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Signing of the Reversion of Okinawa Agreement," is presented by the Richard Nixon Foundation in cooperation with the Consulate General at the Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda. The event is additionally comprised of remarks by Ambassador Robert O'Brien and two panel discussions - one historical and one future oriented.

Please note the invitation flyer and RSVP link to Eventbrite, below. Important: As a member of the Japan America Society of Southern California, please include “JASSC” in the “Company*” field to insure registration.


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Schedule of Events

9:30 AM - Registration and coffee

10:30 AM - Remarks from Ambassador Robert C. O’Brien

U.S. National Security Adviser, 2019-2021

10:50 AM - Panel Discussion:

History of the Senkaku Islands and the 1971 Reversion Agreement

Richard V. Allen, U.S. National Security Advisor (1981-1982)

Dr. Luke Nichter, James H. Cavanaugh Endowed Chair in Presidential Studies

Chapman University

Nobumasa Akiyama, Professor, School of International and Public Policy

Hitotsubashi University

Moderated by KT McFarland, U.S. Deputy National Security Advisory (2017)

12:05 PM - Panel Discussion:

The Future of the Senkaku Islands and U.S. Commitments in the Region

Michael Auslin, Payson J. Treat Distinguished Research Fellow in Contemporary Asia

Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Mary Kissel, Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Matake Kamiya, Director and Distinguished Research Fellow, Japan Forum on International Relations

1:30 PM - Luncheon and Keynote Remarks from Ambassador Koji Tomita

Ambassador of Japan to the United States of America

2:30 PM - Tours of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

4:00 PM - Reception in the Pat Nixon Gardens



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