NEW YORK, February 25, 2014 - Victor Cha, Evans J.R. Revere, and Hitoshi Tanaka discuss whether and how Japan, South Korea, and the United States might be able to cooperate more successfully on crucial northeast Asian regional issues in light of historical grievances and territorial disputes. Barbara Demick moderates the conversation. (1 hr., 20 min.)
Victor Cha is Senior Adviser and Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Dr. Cha has served as the director for Asian affairs on the National Security Council, responsible for Japan, the Korean peninsula, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Island nations.
Barbara Demick is Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Ms. Demick is the former Los Angeles Times bureau chief in Beijing. She is the author of Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea, which won the UK's Samuel Johnson Prize for nonfiction and was a finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award.
Tom Nagorski became Executive Vice President of the Asia Society following a three-decade career in journalism — having served most recently as Managing Editor for International Coverage at ABC News. Before that he was Foreign Editor for World News Tonight, and a reporter and producer based in Russia, Germany and Thailand. Nagorski was the recipient of eight Emmy awards and the Dupont Award for excellence in international coverage, as well as a fellowship from the Henry Luce Foundation. He has written for several publications and is the author of Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack.
Evans J.R. Revere
Evans J.R. Revere is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution's Center for East Asia Policy Studies. He is also a Senior Adviser at Albright Stonebridge Group, a leading U.S. international consultancy. He retired from the Foreign Service in 2007, having served in various positions including Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs.
Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange; former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan