From October 18-20, the Mansfield Foundation was proud to host an in-person meeting of the U.S.-Japan Space Forum in Japan. This private forum culminated in a public on the afternoon of October 20. More information on this symposium, “Applying Space Tech to Maritime Domain Awareness in the South China Sea,” is available online here.
This series of discussions was the first in-person meeting of the Forum since 2019, and the group was excited to continue discussions that have continued virtually over the past two years.
The Space Forum identifies and discusses developments of importance to domestic and bilateral space cooperation, and many discussions during the week looked at the intersection of space and Maritime Domain Awareness, welcoming perspectives from other regional stakeholders from Australia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.
The forum looks forward to advancing ideas of common concern and interest within the bilateral space policy community, and synthesizing the input from partner countries in future meetings.