About This Event
As Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe strives to revive his country’s economic growth, Japan continues to grapple with a scarcity of natural resources that are most critical to its economic well-being and national security. Tokyo’s quest to expand its network of reliable resource suppliers — in particular, its quest for rare earth elements and natural gas — coincides with the Obama administration’s “pivot” to Asia and with an American energy boom.
At this event, the authors of a recently released AEI report titled “Ensuring Japan’s critical resource security: Case studies in rare earth element and natural gas supplies” will discuss how both the US and Japan can take advantage of the convergence of Tokyo’s quest with America’s “pivot” and energy boom. Representative Michael Turner (R-OH), cosponsor of the House Expedited LNG for American Allies Act of 2013, will provide a keynote address.
If you are unable to attend, we welcome you to watch the event live on this page. Full video will be posted within 24 hours.
Michael Turner, US House of Representatives (R-OH)
Dan Blumenthal, AEI
Mike Mazza, AEI
Gary J. Schmitt, AEI
Ely Ratner, Center for New American Security
Event Contact Information
For more information, please contact John VerWey at John.VerWey@aei.org, 202.862.5839.