Chairman’s Message: After Hanoi, Back to Basics

Categories: Chairman's Message, Sasakawa USA Blog

For its first two years, North Korea has been the Trump administration’s highest profile diplomacy effort in Asia. The President and his advisors believed that in dealing with North Korea they had better ideas, greater skills and more favorable conditions than their predecessors. Some even dreamed that Donald Trump could be the second American president

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Japan Today article examines debate over Japan’s defense strategy

Categories: In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

Brittney Washington, Program Assistant for Sasakawa USA, and Kangkyu “David” Lee, former Program Assistant for Sasakawa USA, have published an article in Japan Today about the Japan Self-Defense Forces, and Japanese PM Abe’s efforts to constitutionally redefine Japan’s national defense strategy.

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Chairman’s Message: The Mar-a-Lago U.S.-Japan Summit 

Author: Admiral Dennis Blair

Categories: Chairman's Message, Sasakawa USA Blog

I recommend a careful reading of the formal communique of the summit meeting, rather than press reporting, or even the transcript of the joint press conference of the two leaders.  Communiques for summit meetings are drafted with care in consultations between the staffs of both delegations and approved by the heads of state. They represent the considered results of the meetings, drawing on the overall relationship between the countries and the issues they face together. The communique from Mar-a-Lago shows clearly that the U.S. and Japan are united on the big security issues that both countries face.

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Fourth Annual Security Forum: The U.S.-Japan Alliance: Foundation of Asian Security

Date: May 2, 2017

Sasakawa USA brought together key security experts and officials from government, business, think tanks, and academia for its Fourth Annual Security Forum. Building upon the success of previous security forums, this event focused on key issues in the U.S.-Japan alliance.

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