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.


Current Episode

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

Join us for Episode 04 of Asia on Air, with Capitol Hill and Asia expert Chris Nelson discussing 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, as well as North Korea’s annual military parade marking the birthday of Kim Il-Sung, have brought these issues back into the spotlight. But, how much of the discussion is posturing and how much is progress? Chris Nelson provides a breath of fresh air to key questions about North Korea.

 

Credits:

• Host and Creator: Brian Graf
• Guest: Chris Nelson
• Producer and Engineer: Graham Dietz
• 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

Episode 03: Ambassador James Zumwalt remembers 3/11

Join us for Episode 3 of Asia on Air as we sit down with Sasakawa USA CEO Ambassador James Zumwalt to discuss the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, which changed the face of Japan six years ago this week, on March 11, 2011. When the disaster struck, Amb. Zumwalt was serving as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, where he coordinated the United States’ support for the Japanese Government’s response to the crisis.

Asia on Air Episode 02: Admiral Dennis Blair

Join us for Episode 2 of Asia on Air as we sit down with former Director of National Intelligence and current Sasakawa USA CEO and Chairman, Adm. Dennis Blair, to discuss current issues in East Asia. In this episode we look at some of the potential flash points in the region, as viewed through the lens of the U.S.-Japan alliance.

Asia on Air Episode 01: Daniel Bob

Join us for Episode 1 of Asia on Air, a new Sasakawa USA podcast committed to analysis of the latest news in U.S.-Asia relations. In this episode, we hear from Daniel Bob, Director of Programs and Senior Fellow at Sasakawa USA, as he speaks on U.S.-Asia relations and the incoming Trump administration.