Date: Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 5.30–7.30 pm
Venue: German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), Rauchstraße 17, 10787 Berlin
Both Japan and Germany look back onto a close partnership with the United States. With the new US administration, these ties will come under scrutiny. President Trump and his advisors might demand greater commitments from their allies. They appear to consider China and North Korea major challenges, if not threats, to US security, which might also have an impact on Asian allies. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was the first head of state to meet with President Trump, yet Japan-US relations will see a re-calibration too. The NATO allies might also have to face tougher US demands with regard to burden-sharing and a stronger role for the Alliance in the fight against international terrorism. The EU security project, currently under reform, will have to prove itself to the new US administration.
We would like to discuss where US policy in Asia and Europe is headed. How will Obama’s rebalancing to Asia find continuation under Trump? How could a new US policy on China affect Japan’s relations vis-á-vis China? Should Germany and Japan coordinate their policies? What kind of relationship does Japan want with NATO?
The event is organized by the DGAP’s USA/Transatlantic Relations Program and the Japanese-German Center Berlin, in cooperation with the Federal Foreign Office and the Embassy of Japan.
The event will be held in English. There will be a small reception after the event.
Please RSVP to Yulia Loeva of DGAP by E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax +49 (0)30 25423191 by Monday, 6 February 2017!