Next Steps for U.S.-Japan Security Cooperation

Author: Rachel Hoff

Categories: Sasakawa USA Forum

Sasakawa USA Forum Issue No. 3

In recent years, the United States and Japan have taken significant steps toward a stronger security alliance. While recent efforts to remove some of the legal and structural obstacles that have prohibited Japan from playing a larger role in the alliance have set the stage for a new era of U.S.-Japan defense cooperation, serious challenges remain to implement and operationalize the new reforms and mechanisms.

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Anxiety swells in Japan over the reality of Trump’s stances

Author: Sankei Shimbun

Categories: In the News

Republican Presidential Candidates Donald Trump’s political stances toward American forces in Asia could lead to diminished American power in the Pacific, Sasakawa USA’s Dr. Jeffrey Hornung said May 7 in a Sankei Shimbun article. The article details Trump’s views on foreign policy, and how carrying out his potential policies could impact the region. “Trump’s idea

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Japan’s ambitious push for broader military role

Author: Al Jazeera America

Categories: In the News

  Although legislation enabling Japan to broaden its military role officially went into effect last week, don’t expect to see a large increase in overseas combat operations anytime soon, Sasakawa USA’s Dr. Jeffrey Hornung said March 28 in an on-air interview with Al Jazeera America. “There needs to be one caveat to the whole discussion

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Japan, U.S. professionals share renewable energy initiatives at conference

Categories: Energy and Technology, Sasakawa USA Blog

Looking to enhance energy security through bilateral cooperation, Sasakawa USA partnered with the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies on March 21 for “The U.S., Japan, and the Future of Renewable Energy,” a workshop that brought together 24 U.S. and Japanese government, corporate, non-profit and academic professionals.

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True Stories from Japan: Alliance offers a wellspring of information on Asia-Pacific security

Categories: Sasakawa USA Alumni, Sasakawa USA Blog, True Stories from Japan

After participating in Sasakawa USA’s Foreign Policy Initiative SEED Trip, Phillip Lohaus reflects on the importance of the U.S.-Japan alliance and collaborating on Asia-Pacific security issues.

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