Third Annual Security Forum: American and Japanese Interests and the Future of the Alliance

Date: May 6, 2016

Sasakawa USA brought together key security experts and officials for its Third Annual Security Conference. Building upon the success of previous security forums, this event focused on the new U.S.-Japan Defense guidelines, Japan’s recently passed security legislation, and the future of the U.S.-Japan alliance.

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Alumni Luncheon: Partisanship, the Elections, and Future of American Foreign Policy

Date: September 10, 2015

Sasakawa USA hosted the second in a series of Alumni luncheons focused on “continuing the dialogue.” The featured speaker for this event was Mr. Fred Hiatt, the editorial page editor of The Washington Post, and the discussion focused on “Partisanship, the Elections, and Future of American Foreign Policy.”

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Abe’s nuclear Japan goals face more ballot-box battles in 2017

Author: Bloomberg

Categories: Energy and Technology, In the News

The process of restarting nuclear reactors in Japan may be slowed by the anti-nuclear, which has seen wins from gubernatorial candidates in Niigata and Kagoshima prefectures in the past few months, Sasakawa USA’s Tobias Harris said in an October 18 article by Bloomberg.

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JPP: Abe’s support still rests on lack of alternatives; public remains ambivalent about policies

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: Japan Political Pulse

Japan’s House of Councillors  elections are over, resulting in an impressive victory for the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)-Komeito coalition, which now has 147 seats in the 242-seat HOC. However, despite headlines that proclaimed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government won a landslide victory on July 10, opinion polls conducted after the elections suggest that the vote did not fundamentally alter public opinion regarding the Abe administration and its policies.

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