Symposium: The U.S.-Japan Alliance and Roles of the Japan Self-Defense Force

Date: July 30, 2016

Sasakawa USA and PHP Institute co-hosted an event in Tokyo at the ANA Intercontinental Hotel bringing together three senior former Japan Self-Defense Force members to discuss the role of the JSDF within the U.S.-Japan Alliance.

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Adm. Dennis Blair’s Chairman’s Message covered by Japanese media

Author: Asahi Shimbun

Categories: In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

Asahi Shimbun recently provided Japanese-language coverage of Sasakawa USA Chairman Adm. Dennis Blair’s comments in his Chairman’s Message, published in May. An article published to the newspaper’s website highlighted Adm. Blair’s thoughts on the need for a revision to Japan’s constitution, and the development of Japan’s Self Defense Forces.

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Public remains undecided on constitutional revision

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: Japan Political Pulse, Sasakawa USA Blog

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe indicated that he would prioritize the revision of Japan’s constitution by 2020, reordering the political agenda and staking his government on the pursuit of the prime minister’s longtime goal. Yet, the need to win a referendum means that public opinion will cast a shadow over the entire process

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Report Roll-Out: U.S. Bases in Okinawa: What Must Be Done, and Quickly

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.

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