Event Details

In April, President Biden and Prime Minister Kishida proudly announced upgrading the US-Japan Alliance to a global partnership, which is "fit for purpose to address the complex, interconnected challenges of today and tomorrow for the benefit of our two countries and the world."

What does this mean for Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force, which has been at the forefront of partnership with the US Navy and other Navies in the Western Pacific? What are their security concerns in the coming years, and how will they approach the security challenges for Japan?

We are honored to welcome Admiral SAKAI Ryo, Chief of Staff, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, to a special in-person event. Please join us to learn from and engage with Admiral Sakai, a Harvard-educated leading strategic thinker.

Event and Registration Details

  • This event will be conducted in-person and online, and registration is required.
  • In-person participation is for members and guests only. Please pay your fee by credit card (Visa or Mastercard only) or at the door.
  • Online participation is for members and guests only and is free.

To attend online, please sign up from the registration form for online participation​​​.


In-person: Founding Member

This ticket is for in-person attendance for Asia Society Japan Founding Members only.

Member Price Complimentary
In-person: Guest

This ticket is for in-person attendance for members’ guests or Asia21 Fellows.
- Standard Price: Pay online (Visa or Mastercard only)
- Door Price: Pay at the door on the day

Standard Price ¥5,500
Door Price ¥6,000


International House of Japan (B1)


If you have any questions please contact Asia Society Japan Center

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