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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Chairman’s Message: The future of the U.S.-Japan alliance

Author: Admiral Dennis Blair

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In this edition of the Chairman’s Message, Admiral Dennis Blair looks back on forty years of experience with U.S.-Japan relations and explains why, with this long and deep perspective on the Alliance, he can say without qualification that it is the strongest it ever has been — and how to continue to grow the relationship into the future.

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Chairman’s Message: The Japan Lobby—or lack thereof—within America’s marketplace of ideas

Author: Admiral Dennis Blair

Categories: Chairman's Message, Sasakawa USA Blog

When compared to interest groups of other important American allies and partners, and even some competitors, Japan does not have a loud interest group working on its behalf with the United States.

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Chairman’s Message: A look toward Tokyo 2020 as Rio Olympics near end

Author: Admiral Dennis Blair

Categories: Chairman's Message

With the Rio Olympics coming to a climax, thoughts turn to the next Olympiad scheduled for 2020 in Tokyo.  Both the Japanese leaders and the public are taking the event very seriously. The Olympic Games have been cited as an important incentive to improve cyber security in Japan, and for subsidizing and showcasing hydrogen vehicles and other green energy initiatives.

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Chairman’s Message: After Upper House elections, Abe administration should prioritize economy, TPP, China relations

Author: Admiral Dennis Blair

Categories: Chairman's Message

During his three-and-a-half years in office, Prime Minister Abe has often spent down his political capital on difficult initiatives that he believes are the right thing to do. Many of them have been important for the U.S.-Japan relationship, and there is no shortage of difficult immediate issues that will require expenditure of political capital for Japan and the United States.

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