Date: May 2, 2017
Sasakawa USA co-hosted a reception celebrating the U.S.-Japan relationship for Japanese Diet Members visiting Washington, D.C. during Japan’s Golden Week holiday. The reception, which took place on Capitol Hill, included Diet Members visiting for sponsored events, as well as Members traveling independently.
Author: Kayo Matsumoto
Categories: Sasakawa USA Forum
Sasakawa USA Forum Issue No. 5
The “Abenomics Acceleration Diet” opened in September with passage of the TPP as one of their goals. Will TPP be ratified in this Diet session? It is difficult to predict, but the Abe administration has made TPP and passage of its implementing bills a high priority. The Diet debate will surely be heated, and among the contentious issues will not only be TPP’s impact on Japan and its agriculture industry but also the status of ratification in the United States.
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Author: Tobias Harris
Categories: Japan Political Pulse
The spring Diet session ended on June 1 with the Abe government enjoying overwhelming support just five weeks before Japan votes for half of the members of the 242-seat House of Councillors (HOC). Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s hosting of the G7 summit in Ise-Shima May 26-27, U.S. President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Hiroshima, and Abe’s decision to postpone the 2% consumption tax increase scheduled for April 2017 until October 2019 have all contributed to a significant jump in the administration’s support.
Author: By Zachary Shaykin
Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog
More than five hundred registrants joined Sasakawa USA at the Willard Hotel in Washington for the Third Annual Security Forum. The Forum featured American and Japanese security, foreign policy and economic experts from both countries and included seven panel discussion on such topics as U.S.-Japan defense policy, regional security threats, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the U.S.
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Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog
On May 3, 2016, Sasakawa USA took part in a reception at the U.S. Capitol welcoming members of Japan’s National Diet, who were visiting Washington, D.C. during Japan’s Golden Week. The reception, hosted by organizations that foster a strong U.S.-Japan relationship through legislative exchanges, celebrated the strength of the U.S.-Japan relationship. The reception was packed
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