Sasakawa USA Chairman & CEO Adm. Dennis Blair discusses the impact and aftermath of Prime Minister Abe's visit to the United States.
Japan-U.S. Military Program (JUMP)
Sasakawa USA's new collaborative program, JUMP, connects past and present service members, families, and government civilians who have served in Japan.
Article: The Abe Government Grapples with Low IT Investment
Read the latest article by Sasakawa USA Economics, Trade and Business Fellow Tobias Harris on how the Japanese government is dealing with a lack of entrepreneurship and investment in the IT sector.
Blog: True Stories from Japan
Read Sasakawa USA's new alumni blog, which features perspectives from those who have traveled to Japan, often for the first time, on Sasakawa USA trips. Newest entry is by Representative Hubert Vo, who discusses Japanese culture as well as economy and defense issues.
BoJ Gov. Kuroda has said that the central bank is adopting a brighter outlook for the Japanese economy.
Word of the Day
Onomatopoeia, or words that mimic sounds, are very common in Japanese. In English, we are used to words like "achoo" or "whoosh", but did you know that in Japanese, there are onomatopoeia words for a stare (jirojiromiru), silky smooth (sarasara), or the sound of silence (shin)?
“Womenomics” is a term adopted by Prime Minister Abe to describe a group of initiatives under the “Abenomics” umbrella concerning equalizing roles in the Japanese workforce.
Shortly after taking power in December 2012, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe outlined a three-pronged economic policy that became known as “Abenomics.”
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a regional trade agreement currently being negotiated among twelve countries: Australia, Brunei Darussalam (Brunei), Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam.
Japan recently reinterpreted the right of Collective Self Defense as outlined by the United Nations, which refers to the right of members of the United Nations to defend other members of the United Nations.
Japan's Demographic Challenge
Underlying Japan’s long-term economic struggles is profound demographic change. With a combination of low birthrates and the world’s longest life expectancy, Japan’s population is rapidly greying and shrinking.