New Sasakawa USA Forum article: Japan cyber defense and innovation
Japan can thrive in a world of technology-centered strategic competition. But to do so, it must go from cyber-security laggard to leader, and build an economy conducive to start-up innovation.
Japan Political Pulse: Cabinet reshuffle brings no boost to PM Shinzo Abe
Three polls conducted October 2-3 found that the public’s reaction to PM Abe's new cabinet was lukewarm at best. Sasakawa USA Fellow Tobias Harris breaks it down in his latest Japan Political Pulse post.
Strength Through Peace: Japan in the 21st Century Competitive Space
In a new paper for Sasakawa USA, Sharon Burke posits Japan has an opportunity to improve global readiness for the security challenges of the later part of this century, not all of which are military in nature.
True Stories from Japan: My Path to a Career in U.S.-Japan Relations
Juliane Doscher's interest in Japan began with a deep and long-lasting love for Pokemon when she was first exposed to the franchise at the age of 5. From there, her love for Japan spiraled.
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The Honorable Sharon Burke participated in the Sasakawa USA 2017-2018 In-Depth Alumni Research Trip to Japan. In this paper, Burke posits that Japan–playing to its strengths as a security builder–has an opportunity to improve global readiness for the great security challenges of the later part of this century, not all of which are military in nature.
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China’s maritime expansion poses a threat to the sea’s power to connect in East Asia. This article discusses the following: first, China’s gray zone warfare at sea; second, China’s political warfare related to the sea; and third, measures Japan should take.
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.