The Art of the Balance: Japan, China and the United States

Categories: In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

Catherine Putz, Managing Editor for The Diplomat, was one of eight rising U.S. journalists covering U.S. national security and defense issues who participated in a week-long study trip to Japan in December 2018 as part of the Sasakawa USA Emerging Experts Delegation (SEED) program. Putz published “The Art of the Balance: Japan, China and the United States” in The Diplomat on January 30, 2019. 

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The 2018 Holiday Season – The Norm or a Calm Before the Storm?

Author: Admiral Dennis Blair

Categories: Chairman's Message, Sasakawa USA Blog

The G20 Summit in Argentina offered a glimpse of what international meetings of world leaders are supposed to be. The world public was treated to images of smiling statesmen and women in relaxed surroundings, communiques endorsing multilateral cooperation for peace and prosperity, and many eagerly awaited side meetings on individual issues. Heads of the world’s

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Chairman’s Message: Military Confrontations in Peace and War

Author: Admiral Dennis Blair

Categories: Chairman's Message, Sasakawa USA Blog

On a recent trip to East Asia, the subject of steadily increasing Chinese maritime and air activity in the waters and airspace of Japan and Taiwan came up often, Admiral Dennis Blair writes. Japan and Taiwan, with their “intercept everything” policies, are degrading their readiness to defend their territory in conflict, lowering deterrence of Chinese military aggression. How can these policies be changed without appearing as a weakening of resolve and capability?

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Chairman’s Message: U.S.-Japan Alliance: Deepening Ties While Confronting New Challenges

Author: Admiral Dennis Blair

Categories: Chairman's Message

Admiral Dennis Blair parses the defense policies and strategies of Japan and the United States during the past five years. The threats from North Korea and China have grown more intense, writes Admiral Blair, but the Alliance and cooperation between Japan and the United States have never been stronger.

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