Japan-ASEAN cooperation: A central element of East Asia’s regional architecture

Author: Ōba Mie

Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com

Japan’s ties with ASEAN over the past 40-plus years have been through various changes and have been affected by the major growth of China’s presence in the region. But Japan continues to be a key partner for the association and its members. Formerly focused on economic affairs, Japan-ASEAN cooperation now extends to the political and security spheres as well.

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Adm. Dennis Blair, Maritime Awareness Project featured in PBS episode

Categories: In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

Sasakawa USA’s Chairman Adm. Dennis Blair and the Maritime Awareness Project, a joint project between Sasakawa USA and the National Bureau of Asian Research, are featured in an episode of the PBS Great Decisions in Foreign Policy Series on “China’s Maritime Build-Up.”

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Sustaining U.S.-Japan alliance topic of Adm. Blair keynote in Chicago

Categories: Energy and Technology, Sasakawa USA Blog

The U.S.-Japan alliance is stronger than ever, but work still needs to be done to sustain the positive momentum and navigate potential crises that could arise in the future, Adm. Dennis Blair, Chairman and Distinguished Senior Fellow at Sasakawa USA, said February 23 at an event focusing on the New Asian Security Landscape.

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Video: East Asia’s Maritime Challenges

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

On October 14, 2016, Sasakawa USA, in cooperation with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation in Tokyo, hosted a panel discussion on East Asia’s Maritime Challenges. Given the ongoing maritime challenges in East Asia, there is a need for a better understanding of the issues as well as how states can cooperate in this contested realm. Of particular interest is what role the U.S.-Japan alliance can play in these contested spaces.

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