Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Volunteer Opportunity: Rebalance to Asia, Refocus on Okinawa Conference on October 23rd

Volunteer Position:
Date: Tuesday, October 23rd
Time (tentative): 7am-1:30pm 
Place: A hotel in downtown Washington, D.C. (Near Metro Center Metro Station) 
Event Organizer: Washington CORE, LLC 
The event organizer is seeking several graduate students to support an event on US-Japan alliance with 
a prominent key note speaker and panel, who are experts on the US-Japan relationship, China studies, 
and broader Asia and Pacific affairs. Invited audience includes experts from government agencies, 
congressional offices, think tanks, academia, and other related organizations, as well as media from the 
United States and Japan (see the next page for more details).
Expected Key Responsibilities: 
The volunteers will assist the organizer in various tasks including but not limited to: 
• Venue set up before the event 
• Helping with registration desk 
o Greeting and welcoming the audience 
o Signing attendants in and handing out materials 
• Other tasks as they arise 
If interested, please send an e-mail, titled “Volunteer Application”, to ( listing the
following information by 9:00 AM on Wednesday, October 10th, and the event organizer will be in 
contact shortly: 
• Name 
• Phone Number 
• E-mail Address 
• Name of your academic program and the year you are in 
• A few sentences describing why you would like to volunteer for this event 
About Washington CORE, LLC: 
Based in Bethesda, MD, Washington CORE is a research/consulting company with clients from around 
the world. Its projects vary from policy analysis and market research to support of foreign delegates visiting 
Washington D.C. and other locations in the world.  
For more details, visit our website:

Details on the Conference

Rebalance to Asia, Refocus on Okinawa: Okinawa's Role in an Evolving US-Japan Alliance

Please join us for a panel discussion on evolving security dynamics in the Asia-Pacific region and Okinawa’s essential security contribution to the U.S.-Japan alliance as both countries develop strategic responses to China’s growing naval presence, North Korean provocations, and other potential flashpoints.

On October 23, the Okinawa Prefectural Government will sponsor a panel discussion on the U.S.-Japan alliance and a luncheon keynote address by Senator Jim Webb of Virginia. In the panel discussion,Governor Hirokazu Nakaima of Okinawa Prefecture will discuss security dynamics in the Asia-Pacific region with distinguished American and Japanese policy experts. The discussion will cover issues such as possible solutions to the current impasse over the Futenma relocation plan, security and cooperation in East Asia, and Okinawa’s future role in the U.S. rebalance to Asia. After the discussion, panelists will take audience questions.

  • With a morning panel discussion on regional security, the U.S.-Japan alliance, and new solutions to ongoing challenges in Okinawa, featuring:
  • The Honorable Hirokazu Nakaima: Governor of Okinawa
  • Patrick M. Cronin: Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program, Center for a New American Security
  • Narushige Michishita: Director of Security and International Studies Program; Associate Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan
  • Michael O’HanlonSenior Fellow in Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution
  • Akio TakaharaProfessor of Contemporary Chinese Politics, Graduate School of Law and Politics, The University Tokyo
Panelists following Governor Nakaima are listed in alphabetical order.
    • Moderated by: Mike M. Mochizuki
      Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, The Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University
  • Luncheon keynote address by:
    • The Honorable Jim Webb: Senior U.S. Senator from Virginia

Date and Location:

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest,
Washington, D.C. 20004
Lunch and a brief breakfast will be provided

Contact Information:

Event Coordinator:
James Tetlow / Chris Wood
Washington CORE
TEL: 240-491-1013

Members of the media should contact the Event Coordinator.

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