Asia on Air

Asia on Air is a Sasakawa USA podcast committed to analysis of the latest news in U.S.-Asia relations. Through the lens of the U.S.-Japan relationship, each episode features expert opinions on a variety of subjects ranging from security and foreign policy to economics and culture.


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Asia on Air Episode 08: Mar-a-Lago Summit

Shinzo Abe and Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons.

In this bonus episode of Asia on Air, host Brian Graf sits down with Sasakawa USA CEO Ambassador James Zumwalt to talk about the recent Abe-Trump summit in Florida.

 

Credits:

• Host and Creator: Brian Graf
• Guests: Ambassador James Zumwalt, CEO, Sasakawa USA
• Engineer: Crispinus Lee
• Music by HitsLab and Moby Gratis

 

Asia on Air is a Sasakawa USA podcast committed to analysis of the latest news in U.S.-Asia relations. Through the lens of the U.S.-Japan relationship, each episode features expert opinions on a variety of subjects ranging from security and foreign policy to economics and culture. Click here to view the Asia on Air SoundCloud channel, where future episodes will be uploaded.




Previous Episodes

Asia on Air Episode 07: Operation Rugby Daemon

In this episode of Asia on Air, Lin Wells II and Rick Ledgett stopped by to share with us their thoughts on how the cybersecurity community is poised to deal with threats such as phishing e-mails and state sponsored cyberattacks.

Asia on Air Episode 05: What’s a War Game Without a War?

This episode of Asia on Air dives into Sasakawa USA’s tabletop exercise over a dispute in the Senkaku Islands and its takeaways about U.S.-Japan relations and Sino-Japan relations. Join us for interviews with participants James Kendall, Admiral Michael McDevitt, and Hideshi Tokuchi on the simulated confrontation over the Senkaku Islands.

Asia on Air Episode 04: Chris Nelson on North Korea, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Drama

In Episode 4 of Asia on Air, Capitol Hill and Asia expert Chris Nelson discusses his decades of experience with and observations of the U.S.-Japan-DPRK drama.
The recent exchanges of threats between Kim Jong-Un and Donald Trump have brought North Korea’s nuclear weapons program back into the spotlight, but how much of the discussion is posturing and how much is progress? Chris Nelson gives us his take on these key questions.