Strategic Assistance: Asia Pacific Stability and Disaster Relief | Workshop III

September 11–12, 2014
Tokyo

The Strategic Assistance Project is a collaborative research project of the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) and the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) that seeks to develop an alliance-based approach to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) operations in South and Southeast Asia by engaging and incorporating military, government, and NGO leadership from the United States and Japan.

The third workshop provided the project research team the opportunity to engage with key constituencies within the US, Japanese, and international HA/DR communities, present tentative recommendations designed to enhance US-Japan cooperation and coordination on HA/DR, and move toward operationalizing the Strategic Assistance concept.

September 11, 2014

PANEL 1: The Strategic Assistance Concept

PANEL 2: Improving NGO-Government Engagement

September 12, 2014

PANEL 3: Enhancing Private Sector Engagement

Speakers
IRENE HIRANO INOUYE, US-Japan Council
Vice Admiral ROBERT L. THOMAS, Jr., Commander, 7th Fleet, US Navy

PANEL 4: International Coordination

CLOSING DISCUSSION

JUNICHI CHANO, Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership

JUNKO CHANO, Sasakawa Peace Foundation

ABRAHAM M. DENMARK, National Bureau of Asian Research

Adm. THOMAS B. FARGO, USN (Ret.), National Bureau of Asian Research

IRENE HIRANO INOUYE, US-Japan Council

KATSUJI IMATA, CSO Network Japan; Japan NPO Center (JNPOC)

KOICHI KANEDA, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

SETSUKO KAWAHARA, Hitotsubashi University

Commander GURPREET KHURANA, National Maritime Foundation 

KEI KOGA, Nanyang Technological University

NAOKI KOKAWA, Japanese Red Cross Society

SAMUEL KIDDER, American Chamber of Commerce in Japan

MIHO KISHITANI, Formerly WHO Centre for Health Development

RICHARD A. LOVE, National Defense University

RANDY MARTIN, Mercy Corps

YUKIE OSA, Rikkyo University; Association for Aid and Relief

HITOSHI OTOMO, Japan International Cooperation Agency

RYO SAHASHI, Kanagawa University/Japan Center for International Exchange

NYUNT MAUNG SHEIN, Myanmar Institute of Strategic & International Studies

YUKIO TADA, Keizai Doyukai, Sojitz Research Institute

Vice Admiral ROBERT L. THOMAS, Jr., Commander, 7th Fleet, United States Navy

MASAKI WATABE, UNOCHA Japan

SHANE WRIGHT, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

TAIZO YAKUSHIJI, Institute for International Policy Studies

Amb. SHINGO YAMAGAMI, Deputy Director-General, Foreign Policy Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Lt. General NOBORU YAMAGUCHI, JGSDF (Ret.), National Defense Academy of Japan

Colonel NOZOMU YOSHITOMI, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

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