Sasakawa USA welcomes new Fellow for U.S.-Asia Relations

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

Sasakawa USA is pleased to welcome to its team of U.S.-Japan experts Christopher Nelson, who is best known as editor and publisher of The Nelson Report, a daily insider’s look at foreign policy and trade issues published in Washington, D.C.

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The Persistent Power of 1 Percent

Author: John C. Wright

Categories: Sasakawa USA Forum

Sasakawa USA Forum Issue No. 4

Among the choices that have complicated Japanese defense, one of the most consequential has been Japan’s self-imposed limit on national defense spending. Issued in 1976 and abolished in 1987, the impact of Japan’s decision to limit military spending to 1 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) is still felt today. By examining Japan’s decision to impose a 1 percent limit on its own military spending, we can better understand current Asia-Pacific regional defense arrangements.

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From the Fellows: North Korea nuclear test could help unite East Asia

Author: Christa Desrets

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

North Korea’s nuclear test on January 6 may have the unintended effect of helping draw together two neighboring counties – Japan and South Korea – that already are showing signs of uniting to face a common threat.

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Report Roll-Out: U.S. Bases in Okinawa: What Must Be Done, and Quickly

Date: January 14, 2016

On January 14, 2016, Sasakawa USA celebrated the release of “U.S. Bases in Okinawa: What Must Be Done, and Quickly,” a new report co-authored by Sasakawa USA Chairman Admiral Dennis Blair and Fellow James Kendall, with a roll-out breakfast.

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Admiral Dennis Blair calls for peaceful solutions to maritime disputes

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Delivering the keynote remarks at the Heritage Foundation’s recent security partner dialogue on the Indo-Pacific, Admiral Dennis Blair called for peaceful solutions to ongoing territorial disputes that have caused tensions between China and other nations in the area.

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