July 4, 2006, 10:00 - 8:30 PM
July 5, 2006, 9:30 - 12:00 PM
Akasaka Prince Hotel, Tokyo
A positive and active dialogue on the importance of the Asia-Pacific region is long overdue. The spectacular development in the Asia-Pacific region over the past 20-plus years has transformed the image conjured by the word "Asia." It goes without saying that China's massive and rapid economic development has been the major cause of this transformation, but in recent years, India's development has also drawn a great deal of attention.
Despite this fact, however, until now Japan and the United States have never spoken of Asia as a single integrated region. Because of this, as the economic development of the nations in the region increases the presence of Asia as an entity, Japan and the United States remain unable to break away from their old views of Asia.
Amidst these circumstances, India has come to hold strategic importance for Japan and the United States, having appeared on the world stage as a new superpower, with such a momentum that it could appear poised to overtake China. Certainly, India is of great significance from both a security and economic viewpoint. In terms of security, India is drawing attention for standing alongside China and Russia as a country at a strategic crossroad, as pointed out in QDR2006. In economic terms as well, as an economic superpower India's presence cannot be ignored. Japan and the United States must therefore recognize India as one of the major powers of the Asian region, and further strengthen their relations with this country.
The global situation is changing at a pace that the conventional frameworks are unable to capture, and this is a vital fact when considering Asia in the 21st century. In light of this fact, it is without a doubt that relations with India will open new strategic prospects for Japan and the United States. Developing relations between Japan, the United States, and India will require immediate and ongoing dialogue; deepening this relationship will open the horizon to the New Asia.
Long recognizing the fundamental importance of policy coordination between Japan and the United States, AFJ and the Hudson Institute have held numerous discussions on a wide range of issues, including political reform, security, and intellectual property. In light of the situation described above, AFJ and the Hudson Institute will organize a Japan-United States-India International Symposium, inviting prominent figures from Japan, the United States, and India to discuss such vital topics as "A New Security Concept," "The Asian Economic Bloc," and "Intellectual Property."
TUESDAY, JULY 4, 2006
10:00-10:30 Opening Remarks
Katsumasa Horiguchi, Chairman, Asian Forum Japan
Kenneth R. Weinstein, CEO, Hudson Institute
10:30-12:00 Keynote Addresses
David Bohigian, Assistant Secretary for Market Access and Compliance, Department of Commerce
Yoji Ohashi, Chairman, All Nippon Airways, and President, Asian Forum Japan
13:00-15:00 Session 1
New National Security Paradigms: Exploring Collaborative Policies for Safety and Security
Japan: Touru Yamashita, Senior Executive Vice President, NTT Data, and Director, Asian Forum Japan
U.S.: William Schneider, Chairman, Defense Science Board, and Adjunct Fellow, Hudson Institute
India: Raja Menon, Adm. (Ret.), Indian Navy
Discussant: Fumiaki Kubo, Professor, University of Tokyo
Moderator: S. Enders Wimbush, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Future Security Strategies, Hudson Institute
15:15-17:15 Session 2
The Economic Potential of Asia: The Future of the Expanding Asian Economy
Japan: Hiromichi Toya,
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