Friendship on the Sea: The U.S. Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
The Naval War College and our Hattendorf Historical Center is pleased to host Professor Naoyuki Agawa, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. He will offer remarks and take questions to discuss the historical importance of strategic partnerships among navies, particularly between the United States and Japan, and their implications for the strategic collaboration in the global maritime arena of the twenty-first century. Agawa considers the historical foundations with an applied perspective in examining issues of contemporary strategic interest in the global maritime arena. Given the grander global strategic challenges as related to the regional opportunities for future collaboration in Asia, Agawa also emphasizes the critical relationship between the maritime powers of Japan and the United States. As the author of Friendship on the Sea: The U.S. Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Agawa will also discuss his more recent research on JMSDF and U.S. Naval operational cooperation, issues in the greater Indo-Pacific, and future opportunities for strategic engagement with China and other regional players.
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