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Can Japan Move Beyond Nuclear Deterrence?

Wed August 4, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Global Security Talks—A Discussion with Japan’s New Diplomacy Initiative

The US conversation about Japan is dominated by a narrow band of US and Japanese voices who are resistant to change, especially when it comes to reconsidering nuclear deterrence and the role of US nuclear weapons. We want to change that—and you can help.By creating opportunities for Japanese voices on security issues to be heard in the United States, we can effect much needed changes in US security policy. A better informed and more comprehensive discussion of Japanese concerns could encourage President Biden to take steps to reduce the risk of war with China, including declaring the United States would never use nuclear weapons first.

The Union of Concerned Scientists and Japan’s New Diplomacy Initiative invite you to a virtual event on a paradigm shift in Japanese thinking about security. Join the wide-ranging discussion on how Japan can move beyond nuclear deterrence and become a bridge-builder between the United States and China.

This shift is taking place at a pivotal moment: The Biden administration is beginning a major review of US nuclear weapons policy as we approach the anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and as the Japanese government hopes the Tokyo Olympics will stem the economic damage from a global pandemic. Meanwhile, tensions between the US and China are rising rapidly.

US Date/Time: Wednesday, August 4 — 7:30–9:00 p.m. EDT
Japan Date/Time: Thursday, August 5 — 8:30–10:00 a.m. JST

RegisterRegister and submit your question for our speakers in advance by using the form below. The event will be in English and Japanese and will have simultaneous interpretation.


Wed August 4, 2021
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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