Japan’s Changing View of Collective Self-Defense: Past, Present, and Future

Date: September 15, 2017

Sasakawa USA held an on-the-record policy lunch focused on “Japan’s Changing View of Collective Self-Defense: Past, Present, and Future.” The discussion featured a talk given by Koji Murata, professor of political science at Doshisha University, and was moderated by Daniel Bob, director of programs and senior fellow at Sasakawa USA.

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Beyond article 9: Broader considerations for Japanese constitutional reform

Author: Inoue Takeshi

Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com

In Japan, debate over constitutional revision tends to focus narrowly on such hot-button issues as Article 9 and the status of the emperor. Constitutional scholar Inoue Takeshi argues for a broader conversation—encompassing such issues as environmental rights, gender parity, and intergenerational equity—to pave the way for reforms needed to strengthen and modernize Japan’s democracy.

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U.S. elections, TPP, U.S.-Japan alliance management take forefront at Third Annual Security Forum

Author: By Zachary Shaykin

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

More than five hundred registrants joined Sasakawa USA at the Willard Hotel in Washington for the Third Annual Security Forum. The Forum featured American and Japanese security, foreign policy and economic experts from both countries and included seven panel discussion on such topics as U.S.-Japan defense policy, regional security threats, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the U.S.

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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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