Japan’s Defense Exports: “Three Years Sitting on a Stone”

Author: Michael Hadlow and Dr. Crystal Pryor

Categories: Sasakawa USA Forum

Sasakawa USA Forum Issue No. 12

Issue No. 12 of the Sasakawa USA Forum focuses on sales of Japan’s defense products three years after the Abe administration lifted restrictions on Japan’s defense exports. The paper focuses on the contradiction created by Japan’s overall stance as a pacifist country that does not, and likely will not, possess an offensive military force and the change in direction Tokyo recently made to allow overseas military sales.

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U.S. elections, TPP, U.S.-Japan alliance management take forefront at Third Annual Security Forum

Author: By Zachary Shaykin

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

More than five hundred registrants joined Sasakawa USA at the Willard Hotel in Washington for the Third Annual Security Forum. The Forum featured American and Japanese security, foreign policy and economic experts from both countries and included seven panel discussion on such topics as U.S.-Japan defense policy, regional security threats, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the U.S.

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Third Annual Security Forum: American and Japanese Interests and the Future of the Alliance

Date: May 6, 2016

Sasakawa USA brought together key security experts and officials for its Third Annual Security Conference. Building upon the success of previous security forums, this event focused on the new U.S.-Japan Defense guidelines, Japan’s recently passed security legislation, and the future of the U.S.-Japan alliance.

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The Difficult Role of the Top Opposition Party: The Democratic Party of Japan

Author: Machidori Satoshi

Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com

The Democratic Party of Japan, which governed from 2009 to 2012, failed in its quixotic attempt to block the government’s national security legislation by joining forces with protesters outside the Diet. The DPJ must return to a textbook approach to its role as the top opposition party if it hopes to regain power.

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