Trump in Japan: Can America Address Its Strategic Shortcomings?

Author: Teshima Ryūichi

Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com, Sasakawa USA Blog

US President Donald Trump kicked off his tour of Asian nations with his first visit to Japan, a vital ally to the United States. Summit meetings with Prime Minister Abe Shinzō produced agreement on the need for a stronger alliance to pressure North Korea and forge a free, open Indo-Pacific region. But can a fading American presence in the face of China’s rise be reversed?

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Amb. Zumwalt talks U.S.-China relations and the Trump-Xi summit in Q&A with Jiji Press

Categories: In the News

As Chinese President Xi Jinping considered his first formal meeting with President Donald Trump, he may have looked to the success of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s summit with Trump as a winning formula, Sasakawa USA’s James Zumwalt said in a Q&A article with Jiji Press published on the eve of the Trump-Xi meeting.

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Video: Panel talks Trump administration, U.S.-Japan relations at Wilson Center

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

Sasakawa USA Fellow Dr. Jeffrey Hornung had the opportunity to weigh in on how the incoming Donald Trump administration could steer U.S.-Japan relations when he spoke as part of a panel discussion for the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Asia Program. Click through for a full video of the program.

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First polls after Trump’s victory show uneasy Japanese public

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: Japan Political Pulse

As the Japanese government scrambles to react to Donald Trump’s upset victory in the November 8 United States presidential election—and with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expected to be the first world leader to meet with Trump this Thursday, November 17—new opinion polls suggest the Japanese public is uneasy about the impact of the election on the U.S.-Japan relationship.

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