Chinese Competition with Japan and the U.S.: Implications for Southeast Asian Nations

On May 20th, 2020, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (Sasakawa USA) welcomed Kyushu University Associate Professor Dr. Nobuhiro Aizawa to deliver a talk on, Chinese Competition with Japan and the U.S.: Implications for Southeast Asian Nations. Dr. Aizawa is a Japan scholar at Wilson Center, supported by Sasakawa Peace Foundation.  Vice President and Director of the East-West Center in Washington, Dr. Satu Limaye was also present to provide commentary on the issues Dr. Aizawa presented. This talk was presented through Sasakawa USA’s Policy Briefing Series and was held virtually via Zoom Webinar.

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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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Foreign care workers in Japan: a policy without a vision

Author: Hirano Yūko

Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com

Japan will lower specific immigration barriers this year to ease a projected shortage of professional care workers for the elderly. A health sociologist draws on extensive research to critique the government’s shortsighted, private-sector-driven approach to the problem, calling for greater efforts to support and export Japan’s advanced system of care work.

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