Japan’s Realism and Liberalism

Author: Junjiro Shida

Categories: Sasakawa USA Forum

Sasakawa USA Forum Issue No. 6

In 2011, under the Thein Sein administration, the global community welcomed a “newborn” Myanmar. Now, the future course of the country is receiving attention from various actors in the global arena. As a global player, cooperating with its allied partner the United States, Japan is ready to assist Myanmar’s efforts at all levels. In tackling challenges in Myanmar through the mechanism of the U.S.-Japan alliance, Japan’s well-balanced realism and liberalism are required.

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Abe’s Indo-Pacific Security Diamond Begins to Shine

Author: Suzuki Yoshikatsu

Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com

Prime Minister Abe made concrete progress toward the realization of his long-cherished security diamond strategy in 2015, but the initiative still faces daunting obstacles. In the meantime, Japan and its partners in the region will have their hands full coping with China’s bid to overturn the traditional maritime order of the Indo-Pacific.

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The American Stake in Myanmar and Sri Lanka

Author: Admiral Dennis C. Blair

Categories: Chairman's Message

Although many Americans would have a hard time finding Sri Lanka or Myanmar on a map, these two Asian countries are in the midst of major political transformations with important and uncertain outcomes. Sri Lanka’s parliamentary election on August 17 will determine whether the reforms of President Maithripala Sirisena, himself elected to the surprise of

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