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Upcoming Events
  • Second Annual Evening with Japan Experts

    Date: March 2, 2016

    Sasakawa USA will host its second annual “Evening with Japan Experts” event on Capitol Hill. This intimate gathering of leading experts and key Congressional staff will celebrate the past year of the U.S.-Japan alliance and discuss the challenges ahead.

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  • The North Korean Nuclear Test and the US-Japan Alliance

    The United States, Korea and Japan should take coordinated action that includes increasing financial sanctions on North Korea and reassessing the extended deterrence strategy to address its latest nuclear test. Even if the North Korean nuclear program is not reversed, the penalties for pursuing it must be increased.

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Issue Briefs
  • Womenomics

    According to the World Economic Forum’s 2014 Global Gender Gap Index, Japan is ranked 104 out of 142 countries in gender equality, significantly behind its developed-country peers. Limited opportunities for women, particularly for mothers, could be an important contributing factor to Japan’s demographic challenges.

  • Abenomics

    Shortly after taking power in December 2012, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe outlined a three-pronged economic policy that became known as “Abenomics.”

  • Trans-Pacific Partnership

    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.

  • Collective Self-Defense

    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.