Friendship across the seas: The U.S. and Japan

March 22, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Hawaii Imin International Conference Center, 1777 East-West Road, Koi Room (Garden Level)

Please join us for a Public Lecture featuring Naoyuki Agawa, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan

Naoyuki Agawa, author of The Friendship across the Seas: the United States Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, will discuss the U.S.-Japan alliance from the perspective of its navy-to-navy relationship.


Admiral Tomohisa Takei, Distinguished International Fellow, US Naval War College; Chief of Staff, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (Ret.) Rear Admiral Robert P. Girrier, President, Pacific Forum; Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff, Pacific Fleet, US Navy (Ret.)

Naoyuki Agawa teaches American constitutional law and history at Doshisha University. From 1999-2016, he taught at Keio University and served as Minister for Public Affairs at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. He received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center (1984) and graduated magna cum laude from the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University (1977.) Among Agawa’s books are Manifest Destiny on the Seas? The Birth and Rise of Pax Americana (2013.) He sits on the boards of the Suntory Foundation and the U.S.-Japan Council and is a member of CULCON, a panel that advises the governments of Japan and the U.S. on cultural and educational exchange matters.

Free admission/Limited seating

Wine and pupus to follow

Please RSVP by March 13: 944-7111 or

Campus parking: pay $6 at the kiosk on East-West Rd. After 4 pm, visitors may park in any stall not marked RESERVED

Co-sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies - University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Japan-American Society of Hawaiʻi, and Pacific Forum

Primary Contact Info:
Phone: 944-7111

Event Sponsor
East-West Center, Mānoa Campus

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