Little chance of thaw in Sino-Japanese ties at G20 summit

Author: South China Morning Post

Categories: In the News

Tokyo’s relationship with Beijing has fluctuated greatly in the past several years, and those tensions are likely to continue through the upcoming G20 Leaders Summit that China will host next month, Sasakawa USA’s non-resident fellow Hiroko Maeda said in an article by the South China Morning Post.

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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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News roundup: Sasakawa USA experts comment on South China Sea ruling

Categories: In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

While it is still unknown how China will respond to a highly unfavorable international arbitration ruling on maritime disputes in the South China Sea, the United States should give China the space to “walk back off the diplomatic ledge they’ve put themselves on,” Sasakawa USA’s maritime experts Adm. Dennis Blair and Dr. Jeffrey Hornung said

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Okinawa protests, the U.S.-Japan alliance, and the strategic big picture

Author: Al Jazeera's Inside Story

Categories: In the News

The horrific murder of an Okinawan woman by an American has stirred large-scale protests in opposition to the United States’ large military presence on the island, but the strategic value of the island “cannot be underestimated” when considering calls to remove American bases, Sasakawa USA’s distinguished non-resident fellow Tomohiko Taniguchi said while appearing on Al

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In the East China Sea, Beijing’s Big Ships Push the Envelope

Author: Foreign Policy

Categories: In the News

Chinese forces in the East China Sea are symbolically signaling a willingness to engage in aggression against Japan even while posing as Coast Guard vessels, Sasakawa USA’s Dr. Jeffrey Hornung said May 22 in a Foreign Policy article by Dan De Luce and Keith Johnson. “Having Chinese naval vessels posing as Coast Guard vessels, along

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