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Geostrategy in Grassroots: The Role of China on U.S.-Japan Relations and the Russia-Ukraine War

In partnership with JASDFW

JASDFW is proud to host the Geostrategy in the Grassroots series on public affairs, presented by The National Association of Japan-America Societies and The Sasakawa Peace Foundation. This year, the series will focus on a variety of topics relating to how the Russian invasion of Ukraine impacts geostrategic challenges faced by both the U.S. and Japan in Asia.

Featuring a panel of distinguished experts from MIT and Japan’s National Institute for Defense Studies, this event will bring insight into the security, policy, and impact of China on U.S.-Japan affairs.

Given the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and China’s increased aggressiveness in the China Sea and around the island of Taiwan, JASDFW feels that an event focused on the role of the U.S. and Japan in Regional Asian Security would be perfectly timed for our audience and community. This would be our major geopolitical event for fall 2022 and will complement our programming on business, cultural, and social matters. It is also a topic that interests our community – manufacturing, logistics, and heavy industry – is interested in and would help build bridges to North Texas defense industry.

Thursday, February 2, 2023
11:30am - 1:30pm


Eric Heginbotham
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Principal Research Scientist, Center for International Studies

Shinji Yamaguchi
National Institute for Defense Studies, Japan Ministry of Defense
Principal Senior Research Fellow in Regional Studies



Hiroki Takeuchi
Southern Methodist University
Associate Professor of Political Science
Director of the Sun & Star Program on Japan and East Asia in the Tower Center


Date and Schedule

Thursday, February 2
11:30 am – Registration
12:00 pm – Opening remarks and lunch
12:25 pm – Panel Discussion
1:05 pm – Audience Q&A
1:30 pm – Program closes


The Highland Dallas, Curio Collection by Hilton
5300 East Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75206


Members: $25*

Non-members: $35
New JASDFW Membership and Ticket: $60


*Members’ prices apply to JASDFW, SMU students/faculty, and the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth.

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