Author: Phyllis Genther Yoshida, PhD
The key to global oil security is transportation. This report highlights automakers’ and governments’ efforts to increase the use of clean energy in automobiles and the hurdles faced by manufacturers and policy makers in their quest to increase the number of electric and fuel cell automobiles.
Author: Phyllis G. Yoshida, PhD
Categories: Energy and Technology
Dr. Phyllis G. Yoshida, Sasakawa USA Fellow for Energy and Technology, delves into the world of LNG in the context of the U.S.-Japan relationship in a new Sasakawa USA report on the global energy trade. In the report, Dr. Yoshida argues for increased U.S.-Japan cooperation in making the LNG market more transparent.
Cybersecurity and smart grids: report on the Twelfth U.S.-Japan Critical Infrastructure Protection Forum
This report compiles the results of the second day of the Twelfth U.S.-Japan Critical Infrastructure Protection Forum. The event brought together experts from the private power and cybersecurity industries, consultants, researchers, and government regulators from both the United States and Japan to discuss cybersecurity threats to smart grids and opportunities for bilateral cooperation in addressing those threats.
Categories: Tabletop Exercise
Sasakawa USA held a tabletop exercise (TTX) at the Lockheed Martin Center for Innovation (“The Lighthouse” in Suffolk, Virginia) to explore crises between Japan and China over the Senkakus. Former officials and experienced analysts participated in the game teams. This report summarizes the findings and scenarios explored in this exercise.
Managing the U.S.-Japan Alliance: An Examination of Structural Linkages in the Security Relationship
Author: Dr. Jeffrey W. Hornung
Recent changes on both sides of the Pacific Ocean have helped make the U.S.-Japan alliance the strongest it has ever been. This report explores the structural linkages in the U.S.-Japan alliance among the institutional actors—both policy and operational—that communicate and coordinate with one another.
Tags: Asia Pacific, communications, coordination, donald trump, jeffrey hornung, Shinzo Abe, structural linkages, U.S.-Japan Alliance, U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation, us-japan communications, us-japan coordination