An expanding role for Japan: An interview with Admiral Dennis Blair

Author: Nippon.com

Categories: In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

Developments including Chinese military buildup, the Brexit issue in Europe, and the election of Donald Trump as U.S. President provide Japan with a range of challenges going forward. As Japan responds to these concerns, Admiral Dennis Blair sees the nation’s relationship with the United States remaining a bulwark in the Asia region and expects it to increasingly take a leading role in such areas as defense, diplomacy, and the world economy.

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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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NHK features JUMP in report from Marine Corps Base Quantico

Author: NHK

Categories: In the News

The U.S.-Japan military alliance and efforts to bring together those who have served in Japan were highlighted Saturday on NHK news after new crews attended an event hosted by the Defense Attaché office of the Embassy of Japan in the United States in collaboration with Sasakawa USA’s Japan-US Military Program (JUMP).

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Polls show Japanese public’s deepening distrust of China

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: Japan Political Pulse

While anti-Japan sentiment in China has drawn considerable attention as a possible factor constraining Beijing’s Japan policy, less attention has been paid to deepening anti-China sentiment in Japan as a factor shaping Japan’s China policy and its politics.

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Congressional staffers deepen knowledge of Japan on delegation to Tokyo and Okinawa

Author: Christa Desrets

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

Nine senior congressional staff members and a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives had the opportunity to deepen their political, economic, historical, and cultural knowledge of Japan in early June while participating in a week-long trip to Okinawa and Tokyo. The tour, conducted through the Congressional Study Group on Japan with support from

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