After the Earthquake: Reinvigorating US-Japan Policy Dialogue


James Gannon

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 116


Washington, D.C.: East-West Center

Publication Date: June 14, 2011
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Shortly before the March 11 earthquake, the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) released a disturbing report chronicling the long-term deterioration of US-Japan policy dialogue and study. Starting from the conviction that a healthy dialogue is needed for a healthy relationship, the report examined the activities of think tanks and other nongovernmental organizations with an impact upon US-Asia policymaking. It concluded that there is a pressing need to reinvigorate the nongovernmental underpinnings of US-Japan bilateral policy dialogue. James Gannon, Executive Director of the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE), explains that in the aftermath of the devastating March earthquake in Japan, the importance of a concerted effort to reinvigorate US-Japan policy dialogue is of utmost importance.

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