Keio University Global Research Institute (KGRI) International Symposium “Security in Asia and U.S. Pacific Command” (March 2)
February 27, 2018 Keio University
Keio University Global Research Institute (KGRI) International Symposium “Security in Asia and U.S. Pacific Command” will be held on March 2.
There has been increasing tension around security in Asia in recent years. While the Japan-US Security Treaty has functioned as one of the foundations for security in Asia, during emergencies, the chain of command for the US military is assumed by the United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) with its headquarters located in Hawaii. In the past, studies have been conducted on the United States Forces, Japan (USFJ) and the United States Forces, Korea (USFK).However there has been a paucity of studies on the USPACOM which is in a higher position of authority to both.
Keio University Global Research Institute (KGRI) has carried out an investigative study on the organization and role of the USPACOM as part of the research project "Systems in Asia and the Pacific Rim: Flexibility, Resilience, and Stability."
At this symposium, project outcomes to date will be discussed under the theme of "Security in Asia and the United States Pacific Command." The symposium will explore the current status and survey prospects around the keyword of USPACOM, including the specific crises currently facing East Asia and regions with western coastlines on the Pacific, and the kinds of structures supporting security systems for this region.