On April 10, 2024, U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will host Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and Mrs. Kishida Yuko of Japan for an Official Visit to the United States. The visit will underscore the enduring strength of the U.S.-Japan Alliance, the United States’ unwavering commitment to Japan, and Japan’s growing role as a global leader.

The U.S.-Japan alliance will play a critical role in navigating an increasingly volatile international environment. Priorities of the upcoming visit will likely include strengthening defense cooperation, expanding multilateral partnerships, deepening economic and technological cooperation, and promoting democratic norms and the rule of law. How might the United States and Japan pursue these aims? How should the alliance be repositioned to navigate today’s rapidly evolving security landscape? What role should Japan play in the Indo-Pacific region and the world? How can the two allies work together to advance their shared vision for a free, open, secure, and prosperous Indo-Pacific region and a rules-based world order?

Please join Project 2049 Institute Chairman Randall Schriver and the 13th United States Deputy Secretary of State, Richard Armitage for a discussion of this timely issue. This live-streamed event will provide insights on what to expect from Kishida’s upcoming visit. Speakers will discuss challenges confronting the United States and Japan, both foreign and domestic, and examine how the two nations can improve their cooperation to develop a more effective, productive, and resilient alliance. We hope you will join us for this exciting event on the morning of April 4.