Program at Museum of Flight Looks at Space in the U.S.-Japan Alliance

SEATTLE – Following the private, March 14-15 U.S.-Japan Space Forum at The Museum of Flight, there will be a March 16 morning public program at the Museum–Space in the U.S.-Japanese Alliance. The program will discuss American and Japanese collaboration in light of contemporary space industry innovation, evolving threats, and overlapping national security interests. The program is from 8:30 to 11a.m. on March 16. Seating is limited and available on a first-come first-served basis, please R.S.V.P. to attend: [email protected]

museum of flight entranceThe symposium is in partnership with the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, the National Bureau of Asian Research, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, the International Policy Institute at the Jackson School of International Studies at UW, and The Museum of Flight.

The U.S.-Japan Space Forum:
Space in the U.S.-Japan Alliance
U.S.-Japan Space Forum is a standing committee of Japanese and American space policy experts, meeting regularly to examine critical developments and opportunities for bilateral and multilateral space activities. Reflecting the increasingly important role of the private sector in national space capabilities, the Forum integrates the perspectives of a wide array of experts, including corporate representatives alongside academic and government players. During its March 16-17 visit to Seattle, the U.S.-Japan Space Forum will be seeking perspectives from some of the individuals and companies at the center of the innovation that is driving today’s American space industry. The March 16 public program will look at some of the key issues addressed at the March 14-15 forum, and allow the audience to ask questions of the forum participants.

March 16 U.S.-Japan Space Forum Schedule
8:30-9 a.m.
Registration, Networking
Light refreshments served
9-9:10 a.m.
WELCOME
Paige Cottingham-Streater, Executive Director, Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission
Doug King, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Museum of Flight
9:10 a.m.
U.S.-JAPAN SPACE FORUM OVERVIEW
Frank Jannuzi, President and CEO, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
9:20 a.m.
SPACE AND TODAY’S REALITIES IN THE ASIA PACIFIC
Roy Kamphausen, Senior Vice President for Research and Director, Washington, D.C. Office, The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)
9:30 a.m.
PANEL DISCUSSION
SPACE IN THE U.S.-JAPAN ALLIANCE: THREATS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Moderator: Saadia Pekkanen, Job & Gertrud Tamaki Professor, University of Washington, Jackson School of International Studies
Hiroshi Yamakawa, Professor, Kyoto University
Japan’s New Space Policy and the Sustainable Development and Utilization of Space
Ron Lopez, Director, Asia Pacific Business Development, Boeing
National Security Opportunities for Bilateral Space Industry Collaboration
Shoichiro Asada, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Washington Office, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
How Japanese and American Industries Can Collaborate on Space
John Mittleman, Maritime Domain Awareness MDA: Small Satellites and Big Data
10:30-11 a.m.
PUBLIC QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD

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