Retired SDF officers counter Trump’s remarks on security ties

Author: Asahi Shimbun & Sankei Shimbun

Categories: In the News

Japan’s self-defense forces play a large role in sustaining and enhancing the U.S.-Japan alliance, several SDF officers and others explained at a July 30 conference co-hosted by Sasakawa USA and the PHP Institute that recently was featured in articles in The Asahi Shimbun and Sankei Shimbun.

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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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Chairman’s Message: After Upper House elections, Abe administration should prioritize economy, TPP, China relations

Author: Admiral Dennis Blair

Categories: Chairman's Message

During his three-and-a-half years in office, Prime Minister Abe has often spent down his political capital on difficult initiatives that he believes are the right thing to do. Many of them have been important for the U.S.-Japan relationship, and there is no shortage of difficult immediate issues that will require expenditure of political capital for Japan and the United States.

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Japan’s ambitious push for broader military role

Author: Al Jazeera America

Categories: In the News

  Although legislation enabling Japan to broaden its military role officially went into effect last week, don’t expect to see a large increase in overseas combat operations anytime soon, Sasakawa USA’s Dr. Jeffrey Hornung said March 28 in an on-air interview with Al Jazeera America. “There needs to be one caveat to the whole discussion

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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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