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A unit of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force honor guards hold national flags for visiting US Army General Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo on October 28, 2011. (KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Science, Technology, and the U.S.-Japan Alliance December 19th Event

Experts agree that the future of modern defense will be built on key advances in science and technology, from robotics and artificial intelligence to high-energy lasers and electromagnetic spectrum applications, as well as advances in the cyber and space domains. No two countries can work together more effectively on these developing technologies than the United States and Japan.

On December 19, Hudson Institute was honored to host the first-ever international symposium with engineers and policy experts from both countries who will discuss opportunities for U.S.-Japan collaboration on emerging technologies, military strategy, and defense innovation.

Moderated by Hudson Executive Vice President Lewis Libby and Hudson Senior Fellow Dr. Arthur Herman, the symposium’s keynote speakers included Dr. Andrew Krepinevich, former Director of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments; Vice Admiral (Ret.) Yoji Koda, Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces; and Dr. Hirokazu Hokazono, Deputy Commissioner of the Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Agency (ATLA) for the Japanese Ministry of Defense.

View Dr. Hirokazu Hokazono’s slides.
View Chris Pehrson’s slides.
View Dr. Len Caveny’s slides.
View Rajeev Sharma’s slides.
View Joshua Goldsberry’s slides.
View Pierre Chao’s slides.
View Norman Pashoian’s slides.
View Steve Ganyard’s slides.

Opening Remarks

Dr. Arthur Herman

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Keynote Remarks

Vice Admiral (Ret.) Yoji Koda

Vice Admiral (Ret.), Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces and former Director-General of the Operations and Plans Department in the Maritime Staff Office, Tokyo

The Third Offset Strategy: The Role of Science and Technology

Dr. William Schneider

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute and President, International Planning Services Inc.

Dr. Andrew Krepinevich

President and CEO, Solarium LLC

The Role of Science and Technology for Japan’s Self Defense

Dr. Hirokazu Hokazono

Deputy Commissioner, Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Agency (ATLA), Japanese Ministry of Defense

Dr. Len Caveny

Owner, Caveny Tech LLC and former Director of Science and Technology, Ballistic Missile Defense Organization

Chris Pehrson

Vice President, Strategic Development, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Rajeev Sharma

Founder, CEO & Chairman, ALQIMI Group

Joshua Goldsberry

Principal Data Scientist and SIFT Architect, ALQIMI Group

Beyond A2/AD: China’s Use of Science and Technology in Military Strategy

Dr. Michael Pillsbury

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Dr. Arthur Herman

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Dr. Andrew Krepinevich

President and CEO, Solarium LLC

The Promising Frontiers of U.S.-Japan Cooperation in Defense Trade and Joint Development

James Schoff

Senior Fellow, Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Pierre Chao

Founding Partner, Renaissance Strategic Advisors

Farhad Jalinous

Partner, White & Case

Adele Ratcliff

Director, International Manufacturing & Innovation, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, U.S. Department of Defense

James Armington

Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing – Japan, Boeing Defense, Space and Security

Protecting the Technological Base: Industrial Security and Cybersecurity in the Defense Sector

Norman Pashoian

Industrial Security Consultant, White & Case

Steve Ganyard

President, Avascent Global Advisors and former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State

Hudson Experts

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