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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Japan Update: Upper House Elections and Implications for the Abe Administration

Date: July 13, 2016

This event brought together several Sasakawa USA experts for a special Speakers Series event to discuss results of the July 10 House of Councillors elections and what they will mean for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration.

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Ex-U.S. commander calls for reassessing ‘extended deterrence’ against N.K.

Author: Yonhap News Agency

Categories: In the News

An op-ed by Sasakawa USA’s Admiral Dennis Blair and Gen. Masayuki Hironaka is gaining wider attention throughout South Korea after inspiring an article published January 25 by Chang Jae-soon of Yonhap News Agency.

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From the Fellows: North Korea nuclear test could help unite East Asia

Author: Christa Desrets

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

North Korea’s nuclear test on January 6 may have the unintended effect of helping draw together two neighboring counties – Japan and South Korea – that already are showing signs of uniting to face a common threat.

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