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[Session 5] Japan Goes Global: December 7, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
[Session 5] Japan Goes Global: December 7, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM


[Educator Program] Individually Priced Session #5 - Contemporary Japan and Global Relations

Contemporary Japan and its Foreign policy

Participants will explore key developments in Japanese international relations from 1989 (the end of the Cold War) to the present. Key topics will include the use of Japanese defense forces in overseas conflicts, continuation of Article 9 of the Constitution, and the influence of energy policies on Japanese international relations during this era.


US-Japan Alliance – a Case study: “Operation Tomodachi”

Operation Tomodachi was a United States Armed Forces (especially U.S. Forces Japan) assistance operation to support Japan in disaster relief following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. In this afternoon session, Matthew Freely, PhD., a former Navy captain who engaged in the operation, will share his case study as well as a personal story from the devastation and the US-Japan coordinated relief efforts.

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