At the current juncture of global uncertainty and diversified threats to prosperity, the United States and Japan should work to incorporate their full range of cooperation in more direct service of comprehensive national strategies.
The U.S. National Science and Technology Council recommended in October 2016 that the United States should develop a government-wide strategy for international engagement related to artificial intelligence. The U.S.-Japan alliance offers an opportune foundation on which to develop that strategy.
This half-day conference brings together experts on North Korea from the United States and Japan to sift through the latest information on North Korea’s economy, military, and society.
While Japan is not a party to the Iran nuclear deal, it played an important role in its conclusion and could prove influential in its implementation.
Verification and maintaining incentives for compliance will be important factors in the continued implementation of the Iran deal, and Japan’s membership on the UN Security Council and business relationships with Iran are potential assets for addressing these issues.
The United States and Japan are both seeking help from private industries to develop high-tech robots that can perform both civilian and military functions.