In Japan, right-wing school scandal entangles two women close to Abe

Author: New York Times

Categories: In the News

Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada may have a difficult time regaining public trust after a scandal involving a right-wing education group, and another related to the role of Japanese Self Defense Forces operating in South Sudan, Sasakawa USA’s Jeffrey Hornung told the New York Times in an article on March 21.

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U.S., Japan reconfirming relationship through Mattis and Abe trips

Categories: In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

With newly confirmed Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ trip this week to South Korea and Japan, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe planning a visit to Washington next week, the Trump administration seems to be confirming the continuation of a strategic pivot to Asia, though perhaps not in the form that we have seen until now, said Sasakawa USA’s Dr. Jeffrey Hornung in recent news appearances.

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Sasakawa fellows weigh in on symbolism of PM Abe visit to Pearl Harbor

Categories: In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s historic visit to Pearl Harbor on December 27 symbolized not only the reconciliation of two countries who once were at war, but also what has become a close friendship and alliance that should be continued regardless of changes in administration, Sasakawa USA fellows said in media appearances in December.

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Reputation of Osprey aircraft drops in Okinawa following crash

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.

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