BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190613T000000Z DTEND:20190613T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Evening Lecture&nbsp\;\n Over the past decades\, the Japanese m ilitary has quietly grown into one of the most formidable forces in the wo rld\, yet it struggles to use its hard power as an instrument of national policy. As America's commitment to the Pacific wavers\, Japanese leaders a re beginning to rethink their own commitment to the renouncement of offens ive military force in Japan&rsquo\;s postwar constitution. Meanwhile\, Nor th Korea continues to retain and expand its nuclear weapons and missiles p rograms. Against this backdrop\, China and South Korea remain wary of any military ambitions Japan may entertain. What does a strong Japanese milita ry mean for the Pacific region and how does this impact the politics of mi litary power in China and Japan? In this program\, <strong>Sheila Smith</s trong>\, one of the world&rsquo\;s most foremost experts on Japan and East Asia\, discusses her newest book\, <em>Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Mil itary Power</em>. \n \n <strong>Speaker:</strong>\n<strong>Sheila A. Smith </strong>\, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies\, Council on Foreign Relations \n \n <strong>Agenda:</strong>\n \n\n6-6:30 PM\nRegistration\n\n6:30-7:30 PM\nLecture and Q&amp\;A\n\n7:30-8 PM\nReception\n\n \n <strong>Admission :</strong>\n Non-members: $20\n Japan Society Corporate Members: Free\, up to designated number of tickets\; additional tickets $15\n Japan Society Individual Members at Patron Circle level and above: $15\n Academic and go vernment: $15 \n \n Seating is available on a first come\, first served ba sis. \n \n <em>Prepayment must be made with a credit card. All cancellatio ns must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event</em> \n \n For more i nformation\, please contact the Business and Policy Program at 212-715-120 8 or email <a></a>. <strong></strong><em></em> DTSTAMP:20230207T111941Z SUMMARY:Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power URL:/en/events/2019/06/13/japan-rearmed-the-politics-of-military-power/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR