Chairman's Message

The Common Economic Agenda for the United States and Japan (and Europe)

With the conventional military power of China and the nuclear threat from North Korea both increasing, the security environment in Asia is becoming more challenging. For the United States and Japan, national security must begin with economic performance. Growing economies provide the resources needed to maintain adequate defense forces and to support foreign policy goals around the world.

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Press Releases

U.S.-Japan alliance working in Texas

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S.-Japan alliance serves as a foundation for deeper U.S.-Japan relations in areas such as economic growth, energy, and even disaster relief, as seen in the Japan Society of Houston’s JAPAN STANDS WITH HOUSTON fund, created to support Houston’s recovery after Hurricane Harvey.

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In the News

Admiral Blair quoted in Financial Times article on Trump-Kim summit

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.

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Fiscal 2018 Tax Reforms Aim at Overcoming Deflation

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.

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