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.
Tags: admiral dennis blair, Asia, Australia, east Asia, Futenma, futenma replacement facility, Guam, Hawaii, James Kendall, Japan, JSDF, Okinawa, okinawa consolidation plan, okinawa report, Pacific, u.s. bases in okinawa, us-japan alliance
Author: Marine Times
Categories: In the News
Despite an overall positive safety record, the Osprey has long been viewed on Okinawa as “the world’s most dangerous aircraft” — a reputation that has been exasperated by a recent crash on the island, Sasakawa USA’s Dr. Jeffrey Hornung said in a December 16 article in the Marine Times.
Author: Tobias Harris
Categories: Japan Political Pulse
Two recent polls show that the Japanese cabinet’s approval is once again in what can be described as a “softening” cycle. New polls by the Yomiuri Shimbun and the Mainichi Shimbun both showed headline approval falling. In the case of Yomiuri, the fall was slight, 52% to 49%. Mainichi recorded a sharper fall: the cabinet’s approval fell nine points to 42% and its disapproval rose eight points to 38%.
Tags: Abenomics, approval rating, Cabinet, Collective Self-Defense, Democratic Party of Japan, disapproval rating, Futenma, Henoko, house of councillors, japan innovation party, japan political pulse, jpp, Liberal Democratic Party, Mainichi Shimbun, Okinawa, poll, Shinzo Abe, tobias harris, Yomiuri Shimbun
Our Japanese counterparts were candid in expressing their concerns over threats from North Korea and Chinese adventurism in the South China Sea. I was struck that the concerns they expressed to us closely mirror U.S. interests for a stable and prosperous Asia.
Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com
This article is available through a partnership between Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA and Nippon.com. Article was originally translated from a roundtable discussion conducted in Japanese on June 19, 2015. For original posting, click here. The Japan-US security setup and moves by China have a major bearing on prospects for the US bases in Okinawa. In