New Chairman’s Message: The State of the U.S.-Japan Alliance
In his latest Chairman's Message, Admiral Dennis Blair provides an overview of the important U.S.-Japan alliance developments over the past year, including a look at policies, budgets, and regional concerns.
Sasakawa USA publishes book analyzing the new NDP Guidelines
Sasakawa USA has published a new book, The New National Defense Program Guidelines: Aligning U.S. and Japanese Defense Strategies for the Third Post-Cold War Era. Download or order a Kindle edition today.
View video from the Sixth Annual Sasakawa USA Security Forum
Video from the Security Forum on April 24 is available on the Sasakawa USA website. The day-long event featuring key experts and officials discussing future challenges for the U.S. and Japan.
New Sasakawa Forum article: The Looming Cost-Sharing Storm
Michael Bosack analyzes cost sharing agreements in "The Looming Cost-Sharing Storm: Mitigating the Impacts of Special Measures Agreement Negotiations on the U.S.-Japan Alliance"
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The New National Defense Program Guidelines: Aligning U.S. and Japanese Defense Strategies for the Third Post-Cold War Era
In The New National Defense Program Guidelines: Aligning U.S. and Japanese Defense Strategies for the Third Post-Cold War Era, a bilateral group of Japanese and American scholars and former defense officials examine the policy implications of the new NDPG. In a collection of papers, they analyze the global changes in the post-Cold War security environment that stimulated adjustments to Japan’s defense policy, identify the common challenges faced by the two allies, and emphasize the opportunities for cooperation between the United States and Japan.
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Dr. Phyllis Genther Yoshida is the Senior Fellow for Energy and Technology at Sasakawa USA. In this Commentary, she advocates for Japan to take on a greater global leadership role in fighting climate change. In particular, she sees a role for Japan by demonstrating decoupling domestically and internationally, which to a large extent, means decarbonizing the energy and transportation sectors while providing expanded economic opportunities and energy access.
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 learning more about Japan's demographic crisis brought on by the combination of low birthrates and the world’s longest life expectancy? 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.