Join Sasakawa USA for a panel discussion on April 4, 2018, examining the importance of the U.S.-Japan-India relationship and India’s views of Japan and the United States. The event will also include a short session on Japan’s cultural influences on India, embracing the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s 2018 theme of “Art, Music and Play.”
WASHINGTON D.C. — Sasakawa USA released a report on November 30 of its recent “tabletop exercise” in Tokyo, which simulated a major cyberattack during the 2019 World Rugby Cup.
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Admiral Dennis Blair, Chairman of Sasakawa USA, was quoted in The Economist on September 6. Blair’s comments were published in, “Japan is worried about its alliance with America,” which examines the current state of the U.S.-Japan alliance.
Sasakawa USA Chairman Adm. Dennis Blair, former Director of National Intelligence and previous Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Command, shared his thoughts on the recent Trump-Kim summit and its resultant agreement in an interview with the Financial Times. “Democrats accuse Trump of doing ‘anaemic’ deal with Kim,” published on June 12, addresses the preliminary outcomes of the summit and future prospects for negotiation.
Japan’s public finances are facing an unprecedented situation in both historical and international terms. The debt to GDP ratio of general government (central and local) has exceeded 200%, an all-time high surpassing the level recorded in fiscal 1944 toward the end of World War II.
The Liberal Democratic Party and Kōmeitō announced a tax reform package for fiscal 2018 that will affect the income tax, the corporate tax, and the tax on business succession (inheritance tax) as well as establish such new taxes as a departure tax for travelers leaving Japan.