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50th Anniversary of the Signing of the Reversion of Okinawa Agreement

June 17, 2021 at 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

The Richard Nixon Foundation, in cooperation with the Consulate-General of Japan in Los Angeles, will present a one-day conference evaluating the state of the alliance between the United States and Japan on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Reversion of Okinawa agreement, which the Nixon administration began, negotiated, and implemented.

Keynote remarks will be delivered by His Excellency Koji Tomita, Japanese Ambassador to the United States and former National Security Adviser Ambassador Robert C. O’Brien.

Schedule of Events

10:30 AM – Remarks from Ambassador Robert C. O’Brien

U.S. National Security Adviser, 2019-2021

10:50 AM – Panel Discussion: History of the Senkaku Islands and the 1971 Reversion Agreement

Richard V. Allen
U.S. National Security Advisor (1981-1982)

Dr. Luke Nichter
James H. Cavanaugh Endowed Chair in Presidential Studies
Chapman University

Nobumasa Akiyama
Professor, School of International and Public Policy
Hitotsubashi University

Ambassador Gaddi Vasquez (Moderator)
Former Director of the Peace Corps and Ambassador of the United States to the UN Food Programme in Rome

12:05 PM – Panel Discussion: The Future of the Senkaku Islands and U.S. Commitments in the Region

Dr. Michael Auslin
Payson J. Treat Distinguished Research Fellow in Contemporary Asia
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Matake Kamiya
Professor of International Relations
National Defense Academy of Japan

Mary Kissel
EVP and Senior Policy Advisor, Stephens Inc.
Former Senior Advisor to Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo

Ambassador Robert C. O’Brien
U.S. National Security Advisor (2019-2021)

Kimberly Reed (Moderator)
Former Chairwoman and President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States

1:30 PM – Luncheon and Keynote Remarks from Ambassador Koji Tomita

Ambassador of Japan to the United States of America


June 17, 2021
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Richard Nixon Library & Museum
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886 United States