Japan Should Take a Leadership Role to Address Climate Change
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.
What Japan's Third National Defense Program Guidelines Should Have Said
In his latest Chairman's Message, Admiral Dennis Blair asserts that Japan's 2019 NDPG show a positive direction for Japanese joint capabilities, but the speed is disappointingly slow.
New on the True Stories from Japan blog: A Tale of Two Sister Cities
In the latest True Stories from Japan, former Sasakawa intern and current JET Program participant Kevin Yuan writes about assisting with a sister city exchange between Taki, Mie, and Camas, Washington.
Japan-Russia Negotiations and the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty
In a new Sasakawa USA Forum article, James D.J. Brown analyzes negotiations by Japan and Russia over disputed islands and makes recommendations for how the West should respond.
On March 7, 2019, Sasakawa USA, the Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville, the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, and the World Affairs Councils of America will co-sponsor “Japan-Kentucky Collaboration: Developing the Bluegrass Workforce and Economy.” This panel discussion, held at the Hyatt Regency Lexington, will be presented in partnership with World Trade Center Kentucky and Japan-America Society of Kentucky.
On April 2nd, join Sasakawa USA for an insightful panel discussion highlighting U.S.-Japan leadership and collaboration in emerging technologies. After hearing from an esteemed panel of U.S. and Japanese speakers, attendees will enjoy a light reception for further festivity and networking.
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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.
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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.