Courtesy the Japan Society of Northern California:

Lecture on Japan’s Defense Policy by Dr. Masashi Nishihara

Friday, April 1, 2011

Please join us for a lecture on Japan’s defense policy by Dr. Masashi Nishihara, President of the Research Institute for Peace and Security.Previously, Dr. Nishihara served as President of the National Defense Academy, where he was also a Professor of International Relations. Among others, Dr. Nishihara is a member of the Trilateral Commission and of The U.K.-Japan 21st Century Group, and, between 2004 and 2006, he served as a member of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission chaired by former Swedish Foreign Minister Hans Blix. Dr. Nishihara has published extensively on Japanese foreign and security policy issues, and he has contributed to international newspapers such as The International Herald Tribune and The Washington Post. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from the University of Michigan.

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Date & Time:

Friday, April 1, 2011

11:30 am Registration and refreshments

12:00 pm Lecture


Free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required. Please RSVP to: Please note: Registration and refreshments will be provided from 11:30 am to noon prior to the lecture.

This event is co-sponsored by The Consulate General of Japan in San FranciscoBingham McCutchen LLP and the Japan Society of Northern California.

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A contributor and editor at the blog War Is Boring, Kyle Mizokami started Japan Security Watch in 2010 to further understand Japan's defenses and security policy.
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