Date: October 1, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
On October 1, the Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS) will host its tenth YCAPS-JUMP webinar at 7 PM JST. Experts from Mongolia, Japan, and the United States will discuss the wide array of potential cooperation opportunities for these three countries. The panelists will review the history and significance of the 2020 Mongolia-Japan-US Trilateral Meeting held in January 2020 while examining strengths and new opportunities for collaboration between these strategic partnerships. They will also discuss regional development initiatives, economic investment and community relations programs that can contribute to more prosperous and rewarding relationships.
Lt. Col. TC Philip Luu is currently serving as the US Defense Attaché (DATT) in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. He graduated from the United States Military Academy (USMA) in 2000 and served as an Armor and Armored Cavalry officer for nine years, deploying numerous times in support of Operations Desert Spring and Iraqi Freedom. He earned a Master’s Degree in East Asian Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in 2012, before serving as a US Army China Foreign Area Officer (FAO) in Beijing and Washington DC. LTC Luu is married and has 2 daughters. He can speak Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish and is currently studying Mongolian.
Lt. Col. Higashiya Keiichi is currently serving as the Japanese Defense Attaché (DATT) in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. He graduated from the National Defense Academy (NDA) in 2000 and served as an Artillery officer for nine years and an Intelligence officer for ten years. He earned a Master’s Degree in International Security Studies from the NDA Graduate School in 2012. He can speak English and is currently studying Mongolian.
Otgonbaatar Byambaa is currently serving as a diplomat and second secretary (political affairs) in the Mongolian Embassy to Tokyo, Japan. He graduated from the School of Foreign Service of the National University of Mongolia (NUM) in 2008 and earned a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the International University of Japan (IUJ) in 2010. He has been studying China’s foreign policy decisions in the energy sector with particular interest on its trans-border pipelines. Currently he is a Ph.D. candidate at Waseda University. Otgonbaatar is married, has a son, and can speak Japanese, Chinese and English.
Cost: Free of charge.
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