Fifth Annual Security Forum focused on ties between U.S. and Japan in time of many Northeast Asia security challenges

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

Sasakawa USA’s Fifth Annual Security Forum focused on ties between the United States and Japan in a time of many security challenges in Northeast Asia and globally. The day-long conference, held May 2, 2018 at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, DC, attracted nearly 300 attendees from the private sector, NGOs, academia, the media, and more.

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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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Sasakawa USA’s Fifth Annual Security Forum: The U.S.-Japan Alliance: Deepening Ties while Confronting New Challenges

Date: May 2, 2018

Sasakawa USA’s Fifth Annual Security Forum took place at the Willard InterContinental in Washington, D.C. on May 2, 2018. This day-long conference brought together a range of experts from government, business, academia, and think tanks to discuss Asian security from the context of the U.S.-Japan alliance.

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Japan’s Changing View of Collective Self-Defense: Past, Present, and Future

Date: September 15, 2017

Sasakawa USA held an on-the-record policy lunch focused on “Japan’s Changing View of Collective Self-Defense: Past, Present, and Future.” The discussion featured a talk given by Koji Murata, professor of political science at Doshisha University, and was moderated by Daniel Bob, director of programs and senior fellow at Sasakawa USA.

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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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