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Natural gas, natural allies: Energizing the US–Japan relationship

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Natural gas, natural allies: Energizing the US–Japan relationship
September 11, 2013 10:00 am
September 11, 2013 11:30 am
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
August 23, 2013
AEI, Twelfth Floor
1150 Seventeenth Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
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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.


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9:45 AM

10:00 AM
Keynote Address:
Michael Turner, US House of Representatives (R-OH)

10:30 AM
Panel Discussion:
Dan Blumenthal, AEI 
Mike Mazza, AEI 
Gary J. Schmitt, AEI 

Ely Ratner, Center for New American Security

11:30 AM

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