Sixth Sasakawa USA Annual Security Forum

Join Sasakawa USA on April 24, 2019, at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C., for the sixth Sasakawa USA Annual Security Forum. The day-long event will feature key experts and officials from government, business, think tanks, and academia as they discuss and debate future challenges for the United States and Japan.

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Chairman’s Message: What Japan’s Third National Defense Program Guidelines Should Have Said

Author: Admiral Dennis Blair

Categories: Chairman's Message, Sasakawa USA Blog

Although there are many positive features of the NDPG, they are inadequate in the very important area of achieving joint operations by the Self Defense Force. NDPG documents are always the tip of an iceberg, indicating the presence of much more substance unseen below the water line. However even tips of icebergs indicate overall direction and speed. The 2019 NDPG show a positive direction for Japanese joint capabilities, but the speed is disappointingly slow, much too slow for the security environment that the document itself accurately describes.

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Japan-Russia Territorial Negotiations and the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty

Author: James D.J. Brown

Categories: Sasakawa USA Forum

Sasakawa USA Forum Issue No. 17

As negotiations between Japan and Russia over the status of the disputed Southern Kuril Islands have accelerated under Prime Minister Shinzō Abe’s administration, Moscow has increasingly looked to connect the issue to the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty. Abe’s Russia policy may be naive and disconcerting to many in the West, yet it should be permitted to run its natural course, asserts writer James D.J. Brown.

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The 2018 Holiday Season – The Norm or a Calm Before the Storm?

Author: Admiral Dennis Blair

Categories: Chairman's Message, Sasakawa USA Blog

The G20 Summit in Argentina offered a glimpse of what international meetings of world leaders are supposed to be. The world public was treated to images of smiling statesmen and women in relaxed surroundings, communiques endorsing multilateral cooperation for peace and prosperity, and many eagerly awaited side meetings on individual issues. Heads of the world’s

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Inkstick Media article examines Japan’s chance to lead on climate change

Categories: In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

Darah Phillip, Research Assistant for Sasakawa USA, has published an article on Inkstick Media about Japan and climate change. “Japan’s Chance to Lead on Climate Change,” was published on October 16 and examines the steps Japan could take to establish a global lead in mitigating climate change. Specifically, Philip argues that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should reject burning coal as a source of energy in Japan and abroad, and work to develop and share Japanese technologies and best practices with other nations.

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