INVITATION: EU-Pacific Talks: U.S. - Japan relations - new leaders, new chance to restore the old relationship

We would like to invite you to the fifth debate from the EU-Pacific talks series titled "U.S. - Japan relations - new leaders, new chance to restore the old relationship". The debate will take place online on the 15th of February and will be broadcasted on our Facebook page.

After a rather turbulent relationship between previous US administrations and Japan, the new US president brings a chance for Japan to restore the relationship and unify the approach towards the Asia-Pacific alliance. The Suga – Biden Summit taking place in April sent a very clear message – both governments aim to reinforce and strengthen the ties, support human rights and work towards a more sustainable future while agreed on China becoming the biggest challenge for the alliance. Suga and Biden also released two new joint initiatives - the Competitiveness and Resilience (CoRe) Partnership and a climate partnership.


  •  Jan Sýkora, Institute of Asian Studies, Charles University
  • Tsuneo Watanabe, Senior Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation
  • Alexandra Sakaki, Asia Division, Deputy Head of Research Division, German Institute for International and Security Affairs  ​
  • Alessio Patalano, Professor of War & Strategy in East Asia, Department of War Studies, King’s College London

Host: Danielle Piatkiewicz, Research Fellow, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

You can watch the debate online here. You will be able to join the discussion directly during the debate by commenting below the video. If you already have any questions, please post them in the discussion section of this event.

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Alexandra Visnerova
Senior Project Manager, Transatlantic Policy Forum
Danielle Piatkiewicz
Research Fellow

Areas of expertise: Transatlantic and Central and Eastern European foreign and security relations, democracy promotion and NATO.

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