All Eyes on Suga’s Foreign-Policy Agenda

Author: Satohiro Akimoto

Categories: Japan Political Pulse

Satohiro Akimoto, Chairman and President of Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA WASHINGTON – It’s been a month and a half since Shinzo Abe’s abrupt resignation, and Washington’s attention quickly shifted to successor Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga — virtually an unknown politician among the international community despite the fact that he had played a powerful role throughout the

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“Rekishi no Kyokun” Author Talk with Prof. Nobukatsu Kanehara

On August 26, 2020, Sasakawa USA welcomed Prof. Nobukatsu Kanehara, Faculty of Law Department of Political Science at Doshisha University, to discuss his new book, Rekishi no Kyokun, a historical analysis of Japan’s foreign policy. Through his talk, Prof. Kanehara explained to participants how various failures in Japan’s past led to Japanese strategies of the present.

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George Washington on the Sagami

Author: CAPT Brent Sadler

Categories: Sasakawa USA Forum

Sasakawa USA Forum Issue No. 19

In Issue No. 19 of the Sasakawa USA Forum, CAPT Brent Sadler looks at lessons learned from the process of bringing the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS GEORGE WASHINGTON to Yokosuka, Japan. The carrier was based there from 2008 until 2015.

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The Looming Cost-Sharing Storm

Author: Michael M. Bosack

Categories: Sasakawa USA Forum

Sasakawa USA Forum Issue No. 18

In Issue No. 18 of the Sasakawa USA Forum, Michael Bosack argues that the Trump administration’s quarrelsome position toward alliance cost-sharing spells trouble for the U.S.-Japan security relationship. Bosack provides context for existing cost-sharing agreements, identifies problems with the current U.S. administration’s approach, and makes recommendations for ways alliance managers can mitigate potential fallout.

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Sixth Annual Sasakawa USA Security Forum

Join Sasakawa USA on April 24, 2019, at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C., for the Sixth Annual Sasakawa USA Security Forum. The day-long event will feature key experts and officials from government, business, think tanks, and academia as they discuss and debate future challenges for the United States and Japan.

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