Asia on Air Episode 04: Chris Nelson on North Korea, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Drama

Categories: Asia on Air, Sasakawa USA Blog

In Episode 4 of Asia on Air, Capitol Hill and Asia expert Chris Nelson discusses his decades of experience with and observations of the U.S.-Japan-DPRK drama.
The recent exchanges of threats between Kim Jong-Un and Donald Trump have brought North Korea’s nuclear weapons program back into the spotlight, but how much of the discussion is posturing and how much is progress? Chris Nelson gives us his take on these key questions.

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Amb. Zumwalt talks U.S.-China relations and the Trump-Xi summit in Q&A with Jiji Press

Categories: In the News

As Chinese President Xi Jinping considered his first formal meeting with President Donald Trump, he may have looked to the success of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s summit with Trump as a winning formula, Sasakawa USA’s James Zumwalt said in a Q&A article with Jiji Press published on the eve of the Trump-Xi meeting.

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When Trumpism met the East Asian wall

Author: Teshima Ryūichi

Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com

In his summit with Prime Minister Abe Shinzō, President Donald Trump shifted his East Asian security and diplomatic policy back toward the standard course set by his predecessors. Journalist Teshima Ryūichi takes a look at what Trump’s promises to defend the Senkakus and adhere to the “one China” policy mean for the East Asian diplomatic scene.

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JPP: Polls show Japanese public satisfied with Abe-Trump summit

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: Japan Political Pulse

Polls conducted by NHK and Kyodo News in the aftermath of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “golf summit” with U.S. President Donald Trump showed that the Japanese public approved of the outcome of the summit. Although the summit left important questions about the direction of economic cooperation unanswered, to the extent that the summit eased the public’s concerns about the direction of the U.S.-Japan relationship under the new U.S. administration, it was an unqualified success.

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Trump, Abe to discuss free and rules-based trade

Author: Politico

Categories: In the News

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is likely to talk investments and jobs, but may not go so far as to commit to a bilateral trade negotiation while visiting President Donald Trump this weekend in Washington and Florida, Sasakawa USA’s Daniel Bob said in a news story by Politico.

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