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.
East Asian maritime security is pivotal to peace and prosperity in the entire Asia-Pacific, said Hideshi Tokuchi, Distinguished Non-Resident Fellow at Sasakawa USA, as the keynote speaker at a March 27 event at Harvard University.
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.”
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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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.