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Japan's Military Interests and Activities in the South China Sea
April 4, 2023 at 4 p.m. PDT | Register
The South China Sea is Asia’s focal point of contention. What are the interests and concerns of Japan’s military leaders, and what has changed in Japan’s activities in the area over the past few years? What are the possible scenarios, and how is Japan preparing for each of them? And, what do these changes mean for the U.S., and the balance in the U.S.-Japan alliance? Join John Bradford, seasoned active participant, academic observer, and author on military matters in the South China Sea.