President Obama’s November Trip to Asia: A Post-Trip Briefing

Date: December 15, 2015

Sasakawa USA hosted a private conversation with Mr. Daniel Kritenbrink, Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council. This Speaker Series event included an off-the-record discussion on the implications of President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Asia to attend the G-20, APEC, US-ASEAN and East Asia Summits, and how those summits may impact U.S. policy toward the Asia-Pacific region and U.S.-Japan relations.

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Summit dialogues reinforce strength of US-Japan relationship

Author: Christa Desrets

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

The United States and Japan reaffirmed the strength of their bilateral relationship at two high-level summits in Asia in late November: The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit and the East Asia Summit (EAS). On December 2, the House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific held a hearing assessing U.S. Strategic Interests related to those summits, both of which were attended by President Barack Obama.

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Chairman’s Message: Flurry of East Asia summits signals thawing of icy relations

Author: Admiral Dennis Blair

Categories: Chairman's Message, Sasakawa USA Blog

For the first time in years, the state of relations among East Asian countries  is good enough that leaders have begun to meet with one another to talk about thorny issues such as territorial disputes, economic challenges and ancient and new rivalries.

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