11/17/2011 01:12 PM
BATON ROUGE – The Center for Strategic and International Studies, or CSIS, Task Force
on U.S.-Japan Cooperation released a new report and series of recommendations, titled
“Partnership for Recovery and a Stronger Future: Standing with Japan after 3-11.”
Col. Joseph Booth, executive director of the LSU Stephenson Disaster Management Institute,
or SDMI, serves as a member of the CSIS task force.
“The recommendations in this report are substantive and envision building upon a strong
Japanese-U.S. relationship in meeting the challenges of recovery,” said Booth. “I
look forward to the continued success of the Japanese recovery from the events of
Jim McNerney, chairman, president and chief executive officer of The Boeing Company,
chaired the Task Force, which is comprised of business leaders; leading scholars;
and functional experts to examine ways the United States and Japan can partner on
recovery and reconstruction from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
“The Task Force has produced a series of constructive recommendations in support of
reconstruction and recovery and focused considerable attention on the leading role
of the private sector in the reconstruction process,” McNerney said. “Many of these
recommendations call for joint Japanese-U.S. actions that will further strengthen
the alliance while addressing the challenges at hand.”
Coordinated by CSIS in partnership with Keidanren, Japan’s leading business organization,
the Task Force organized working groups on disaster relief and preparedness; economic
recovery; energy strategy; health and recovery; lessons for the alliance; and strengthening
civil society linkages. The report reflects working group deliberations and outlines
Japan’s requirements and opportunities for bilateral cooperation in each of these
Keidanren Chairman Hiromasa Yonekura commented, “I welcome the excellent recommendations
in this report and strongly endorse and share the vision for a revitalized bilateral
partnership with the United States and a stronger future for Japan based on the vitality
of the private sector and the people of Tohoku and all Japan.”
Please find a link to the CSIS Partnership for Recovery report by visiting http://csis.org/files/publication/111026_Green_PartnershipforRecovery_Web.pdf.
Please find a full list of the Task Force membership below:
Task Force Directors:
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Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2011