Lunch Discussion: Strength Through Peace: Japan in the 21st Century Competitive Space

On October 25, 2018, Sasakawa USA hosted the Honorable Sharon Burke, Senior Advisor and Director of the Research Security Program at New America, at a luncheon to discuss her recently published paper “Strength Through Peace: Japan in the 21st Century Competitive Sphere.” The luncheon was held as part of Sasakawa USA’s Alumni Program and the paper is a culmination of Burke’s research from her travels to Japan in February 2018 for Sasakawa USA’s In-Depth Alumni Research Trip.

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Japan is king of efficiency. But it’s losing climate passion

Author: Umair Irfan

Categories: Energy and Technology, Sasakawa USA Blog

Despite gains in energy-consciousness, Japan struggles to become more climate-conscious, says Umair Irfan, recipient of Sasakawa USA’s 2016 Journalism Fellowship. In the fifth article in his series on Japan’s role in global energy and climate change, Mr. Irfan details some of the challenges faced by Japan’s environmentalist movement.

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In Japan, ‘soul searching’ years after disaster

Author: Umair Irfan

Categories: Energy and Technology, Sasakawa USA Blog

Japan meets about 84 percent of its energy needs with imports, writes Umair Irfan, recipient of the 2016 Sasakawa USA Journalism Fellowship. While nuclear power gave the country an energy source that played to its strengths in high-technology manufacturing and a robust domestic supply chain, after the triple disaster of 2011, much of the Japanese public remains uncomfortable with returning to nuclear.

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