Pessimism in response to the rise of China is bad for the Navy and for U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific, said Admiral Dennis Blair, Chairman of Sasakawa USA, at the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition on April 4.
Developments including Chinese military buildup, the Brexit issue in Europe, and the election of Donald Trump as U.S. President provide Japan with a range of challenges going forward. As Japan responds to these concerns, Admiral Dennis Blair sees the nation’s relationship with the United States remaining a bulwark in the Asia region and expects it to increasingly take a leading role in such areas as defense, diplomacy, and the world economy.
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s historic visit to Pearl Harbor on December 27 symbolized not only the reconciliation of two countries who once were at war, but also what has become a close friendship and alliance that should be continued regardless of changes in administration, Sasakawa USA fellows said in media appearances in December.
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Author: Foreign Policy
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If China were to start dredging on the disputed Scarborough Shoal, it would risk a potential military confrontation with the United States, Sasakawa USA Chairman and CEO Adm. Dennis Blair said Thursday in a Foreign Policy article by Dan De Luce. “If the Chinese push there, I think there’s going to be trouble,” Blair said