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Technology Forum

The VIPPS U.S.-Japan Center organizes the annual U.S.-Japan Technology Forum that draws senior business and government participant from the U.S. and Japan.

The center organized the first Forum at VIPPS in the spring of 1990. Over 600 businessmen and observers have taken part in twenty-three annual Fora, fostering enhanced opportunities for joint business and technical cooperation.

Nearly 60 participants and observers participated in the Twenty-third U.S.-Japan Technology Forum on May 14 and 15, 2013. In keeping with past traditions, the Forum divided its attention broadly among three areas: general and specific policy developments affecting industries and bilateral cooperation; industry and sector trends with implications for cooperative projects; and, specific technologies that reflect emerging areas for possible cooperation or could play a role in future programs.

It is hoped that the relationships and ideas developed during the forum can be used to benefit the defense industries and defense itself on both sides of the Pacific.

Reports of the proceedings of recent Technology Fora are available below.


Critical Infrastructure Protection(CIP) Forum

  • Eighth CIP Forum, November 29-30, 2012  CIPF Report 2012_ExecSum
  • Seventh CIP Forum, December 1-2, 2011
  • Sixth CIP Forum, December 2-3, 2010
  • Fifth CIP Forum, November 18-19, 2008
  • Fourth CIP Forum, November 28-29, 2007
  • Third CIP Forum, November 27-29, 2006
  • Second CIP Forum, November 29-30, 2005
  • First CIP Forum, November 29- December 1, 2004


Workshops and Seminars (Mississippi State University)

  • A Seminar on “Are Japan-U.S. Relations at a Turning Point?”, March 30, 2010, Mississippi State University
  • Maritime Capacity Building, June 16-17, 2009
  • ASIAN ENERGY SECURITY CONFERENCE Regional Cooperation in the Malacca Strait
  • October 1-2, 2007, Jackson, Mississippi

  • International Cooperation in the War against Terror in the Asia -Pacific Region
  • March 8-9, 2006, Mississippi State University


Sankei Newspaper Articles (Japanese)


Other articles

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  •  ”Nichibei Domei o Kangaeru (How to Revitalize the Japan -U.S. Alliance),”
  •    JFSS   Quarterly Report, JFSS, April 11, 2011, pp. 6-13.

  • “From Marco Polo Bridge to Pearl Harbor , WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE?” edited, The Yomiuri Shimbun , December 8, 2006.
  • “Japan-Taiwan Interaction: Implications for the United States,” co-authored with Tetsuo Kotani, NBR ANALYSIS, The National Bureau of Asian Research, Volume 16, Number 1, October 2005 .
  • “The Maritime Basis of American Security in East Asia ,” co-authored with Robyn Lim, Naval War College Review, Winter 2001.
  • ” Japan : America ‘s New South Korea?,” co-authored with Robyn Lim, Current History , September 2004, pp. 280-283.
  • “Article Nine: Renunciation of War,” in Percy R. Luney, Jr. and Kazuyuki Takahashi, Editors, Japanese Constitutional Law , University of Tokyo Press, 1993, pp. 69 – 86.
  • “The U.S.-Japan FSX Agreement: Cooperation or Confrontation in High Technology,” Business in the Contemporary World , Summer 1990, pp. 105-112.

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