Japanese voters happy with government stability, not looking for change

Author: Quartz

Categories: In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

Despite domestic concerns about economic growth and labor reform, Prime Minister Abe’s relatively long term has given Japanese citizens a sense of stability, says Sasakawa USA Fellow Tobias Harris in a recent Quartz article. This is particularly true at a time when other advanced democracies, such as the United States and South Korea, are facing shake-ups, and as North Korea continues to threaten Japan’s security.

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Commentary on denuclearization of North Korea cites Sasakawa USA’s Daniel Bob

Categories: In the News

A commentary article published in the Japan Times references a recent op-ed by Sasakawa USA’s Daniel Bob explaining why encouraging Japan to play the nuclear card won’t advance the denuclearization of North Korea. The February 25 article, by author Jeff Kingston, the director of Asian Studies at Temple University Japan, references other experts to support his argument that going nuclear “won’t make Japan safer and won’t lighten the American security burden.”

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U.S., Japan reconfirming relationship through Mattis and Abe trips

Categories: In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

With newly confirmed Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ trip this week to South Korea and Japan, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe planning a visit to Washington next week, the Trump administration seems to be confirming the continuation of a strategic pivot to Asia, though perhaps not in the form that we have seen until now, said Sasakawa USA’s Dr. Jeffrey Hornung in recent news appearances.

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Event reveals issues arising from public opinions within Japan, Korea, and China

Author: Juliane Doscher

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

On January 11, Sasakawa USA, in partnership with The Genron NPO — a Japanese think-tank dedicated to promoting democracy in Japan — hosted a public forum to present its bilateral, trilateral, and quadrilateral survey poll results for the first time in the United States. The forum was an opportunity to discuss political and diplomatic issues that will arise in Northeast Asia based on the region’s public opinions of each other.

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