Asia on Air Episode 05: What’s a War Game Without a War?

Categories: Asia on Air, Sasakawa USA Blog

This episode of Asia on Air dives into Sasakawa USA’s tabletop exercise over a dispute in the Senkaku Islands and its takeaways about U.S.-Japan relations and Sino-Japan relations. Join us for interviews with participants James Kendall, Admiral Michael McDevitt, and Hideshi Tokuchi on the simulated confrontation over the Senkaku Islands.

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When Trumpism met the East Asian wall

Author: Teshima Ryūichi

Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com

In his summit with Prime Minister Abe Shinzō, President Donald Trump shifted his East Asian security and diplomatic policy back toward the standard course set by his predecessors. Journalist Teshima Ryūichi takes a look at what Trump’s promises to defend the Senkakus and adhere to the “one China” policy mean for the East Asian diplomatic scene.

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Little chance of thaw in Sino-Japanese ties at G20 summit

Author: South China Morning Post

Categories: In the News

Tokyo’s relationship with Beijing has fluctuated greatly in the past several years, and those tensions are likely to continue through the upcoming G20 Leaders Summit that China will host next month, Sasakawa USA’s non-resident fellow Hiroko Maeda said in an article by the South China Morning Post.

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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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Japan’s security issues take center stage in 3-part Q&A with Sasakawa USA’s Jeffrey Hornung

Author: The Sekai Nippo

Categories: In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

 The strategic importance of Okinawa, the next steps needed to strengthen the U.S.-Japan alliance and the status of Japan-Korea relations are among a wide range of issues Sasakawa USA’s Jeffrey Hornung discusses in a three-part Q&A series in the The Sekai Nippo that ran from January 31 to February 2.

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