Allied Against Natural Disaster?: The Need for Exceptional Disaster Relief Policy for the U.S.-Japan Alliance

Author: Michael Bosack

Categories: Sasakawa USA Forum

Sasakawa USA Forum Issue No. 14

Since the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, the U.S. and Japan have taken steps to improve cooperation and coordination in disaster relief, but more recent relief operations have revealed lingering deficiencies. Forum Issue No. 14, Allied Against Natural Disaster?: The Need for Exceptional Disaster Relief Policy for the U.S.-Japan Alliance, discusses these deficiencies and raises recommendations to address them.

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Congressional Staff Program on Asia wraps up successful inaugural class

Author: Juliane Doscher

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

Throughout September and October, The East-West Center in Washington, with support from Sasakawa USA, held the EWC-Sasakawa USA Congressional Staff Program on Asia (CSPA) on Capitol Hill. The inaugural class worked diligently and actively engaged with our esteemed speakers.

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Sasakawa USA sends condolences, support to Kumamoto

Categories: In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

Volunteer efforts are mounting in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, after twin earthquakes on April 14 and 16 razed buildings, triggered landslides, and crippled infrastructure. The magnitude-6.5 and 7.3 quakes killed more than 50 people, injured thousands, and displaced many tens of thousands from their homes as aftershocks in the region continue.

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True Stories from Japan: The ongoing military role after a disaster

Categories: Sasakawa USA Alumni, Sasakawa USA Blog, True Stories from Japan

Justin Michael Goldman is an Associate Research Fellow on the Military Studies Programme at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies. He wrote this blog reflecting on his experiences in Japan. Visiting the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) Public Information Center was an important window for me into the modern military within Japan, especially as

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