Forum No. 4: The Persistent Power of
Among the choices that have complicated Japanese defense, one of the most consequential has been Japan’s decision to limit military spending to 1 percent of its GDP. In this paper, author John C. Wright examines this decision in the context of Asia-Pacific defense arrangements.
JPP: Quality-of-life survey shows Japanese citizens largely satisfied
Japan conducts an annual survey to assess what individuals think of their quality of life, including pocketbook issues and more abstract concepts like leisure time and opportunities for self-improvement. Sasakawa USA's Tobias Harris analyzes the results in this article in Japan Political Pulse.
We're hiring: Sasakawa USA seeks Congressional Relations Manager
Sasakawa USA currently is seeking a full-time Congressional Relations Manager to identify and develop relations with members and staff of the U.S. Congress and the executive branch to build greater understanding of U.S.-Japan relations. Click through for the details.
Sasakawa USA welcomes experts on energy, defense to U.S.-Japan team
Sasakawa USA is pleased to welcome to its team of U.S.-Japan experts Dr. Phyllis Yoshida and Mr. Hideshi Tokuchi, whose combined experience on energy and defense issues spans more than 65 years. Click through to read more about the new team members and their projects.
Date: October 11, 2016
Sasakawa USA is pleased to welcome Ambassador Volker Stanzel, Senior Advisor with the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and Dr. Daniel Twining, Director and Senior Fellow for Asia at GMF, for a private discussion on the current status of the relationship between Europe, Asia, and Japan.
Date: October 11, 2016
Sasakawa USA is pleased to host a private dinner discussion exclusively for our alumni featuring the Honorable Volker Stanzel, former German Ambassador to Japan and China.
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In recent months, China sent at least 36 ships into Japan’s territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. In the South China Sea, a flotilla of Chinese barges and coast guard ships have sailed around the Philippines’ Scarborough Shoal. This ramped up Chinese activity has stoked fears in Tokyo and Manila that China is positioning itself to change the status quo.
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Strong relations between nations depend on more than just friendly ties at the leadership level. Grassroots exchange is an essential means of forming strong foundations for a lasting relationship. In this essay the authors recommend ways to enhance exchange programs to ensure their impact, value, and success.
Maritime Awareness Project
MAP, a new joint initiative of Sasakawa USA and The National Bureau of Asian Research, improves public understanding of critical maritime problems and possible routes to their peaceful resolution. MAP features a unique, interactive map that visualizes key data at the heart of ongoing maritime disputes and related issues, alongside analytical papers and discussions.
The Japan U.S. Military Program (JUMP) connects past and present service members, families, and government civilians who have served in Japan, providing a powerful foundation for continued engagement that will help sustain this important bilateral relationship.
Sasakawa Forum provides a new platform for research and analysis related to Japan and U.S.-Japan relations in a bilateral, regional, and global context. Click through for the latest published work and details on how to submit.
Ever wonder what Collective Self-Defense means? Or wanted to track the history of Abenomics policy? How about details of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement? Find all that and more in our Issue Briefs section, which provides guides to the top issues affecting the U.S.-Japan relationship today.
U.S.-Japan Resource Library
Sasakawa USA’s research fellows have curated a list of documents that are key to the U.S.-Japan relationship, from its inception to today. The U.S.-Japan Resource Library is the ultimate reference guide to the treaties, articles, laws, and statements that have helped build and shape the tenor of that bilateral relationship.