Chairman’s Message: A look toward Tokyo 2020 as Rio Olympics near end

Author: Admiral Dennis Blair

Categories: Chairman's Message

With the Rio Olympics coming to a climax, thoughts turn to the next Olympiad scheduled for 2020 in Tokyo.  Both the Japanese leaders and the public are taking the event very seriously. The Olympic Games have been cited as an important incentive to improve cyber security in Japan, and for subsidizing and showcasing hydrogen vehicles and other green energy initiatives.

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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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