Sasakawa USA’s Sixth Annual Security Forum

Join Sasakawa USA on May 2, 2019, at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C., for the Sixth Annual Sasakawa USA 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. Check back closer to

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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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Cabinet reshuffle brings no boost to Abe but public support is stable as he starts third term

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: Japan Political Pulse

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, fresh off his successful bid for a third term as leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in the September 20, 2018, party election, announced a new lineup for his cabinet and for the LDP’s leadership on October 2, 2018. Three polls conducted October 2-3, after the reshuffle, found that the public’s reaction to the new cabinet was lukewarm at best.

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Japan’s sanctions policy vis-à-vis Russia: Implications for Western sanctions unity

Author: Maria Shagina

Categories: Sasakawa USA Forum

Sasakawa USA Forum Issue No. 15

Japan’s symbolic sanctions towards Russia after its annexation of Crimea and the ensuring crisis in Eastern Ukraine allowed the country to balance between the West and Russia in the short run, but they may be counterproductive for Japan’s territorial negotiations with Russia and the effectiveness of Western sanctions in the long run.

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