Public Affairs Event on Japan-U.S. Security Cooperation (February 23, 2016)

【講演:杵渕総領事】   【アワー日米研究センター所長との討議】
(All photographs: Tennessee World Affairs Council,

 On February 23rd, Consul-General Masami Kinefuchi participated in a town hall meeting co-hosted by Tennessee World Affairs Council and Belmont University, in association with the Japan-America Society of Tennessee, to discuss Japan-U.S. security cooperation.
 In his speech, he explained the salient features of the Japan-U.S. security alliance, including the ongoing efforts made by the Government of Japan as a peace-loving nation, history and development of Japan-U.S. security cooperation, and the structure of the alliance between our two countries. He also discussed bilateral collaboration in other areas against the backdrop of the global security situation, including the Asia-Pacific, the realignment of U.S. forces in Japan, and the Japanese “Legislation for Peace and Security”.   
 Following the lecture, Consul-General Kinefuchi and Dr. James Auer of the Auer U.S.-Japan Center engaged in a dialogue on the importance of the security alliance between Japan and the U.S. and held a Q&A session with the participants.