Japan Political Pulse:
Mr. Kishida Goes to Washington: The Right Way and the Wrong Way
Dr. Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Columbia University, contributes an article, "Mr. Kishida Goes to Washington: The Right Way and the Wrong Way," examining PM Kishida's desire to visit to President Biden at the White House.
2021 ASEAN Summit: US Policy Toward Asia
Ambassador David Shear, Former U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam (2011-2014), shares his insights on the U.S. approach to cooperation with ASEAN, as well as U.S. goals and challenges in Southeast Asia. Dr. Nobuhiro Aizawa, Associate Professor at Kyushu University, follows with a brief commentary from the Japanese perspective, expanding on what the United States and Japan can do together to engage with its ASEAN partners.
Taiwan Crisis and Japan’s Strategy
Lieutenant General Koichiro Bansho, JGSDF (Ret.), former Commander of the Western Army of Japan from 2013-2015, discusses Japan’s perspective on the expectations and roles of the United States and Japan in a Taiwan contingency. General Chip Gregson, USMC (Ret.) provides a brief commentary from the American perspective.
Mr. James L. Schoff Will Lead the U.S.-Japan NEXT Alliance Initiative as Senior Director
Mr. James L. Schoff joins Sasakawa USA as Senior Director to lead the U.S.-Japan NEXT Alliance Initiative as of October 1, 2021.
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