Opportunities and Challenges for Japan-Taiwan-U.S. Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

Sasakawa USA hosted Ambassador Stanley Kao, Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) to the United States in Washington D.C., for an off-the-record policy lunch discussion on September 25, 2018. Ambassador Kao discussed Japan-Taiwan-U.S. cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, Taiwan’s southbound policy, and opportunities for collaboration with Japan.

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Chairman’s Message: Military Confrontations in Peace and War

Author: Admiral Dennis Blair

Categories: Chairman's Message, Sasakawa USA Blog

On a recent trip to East Asia, the subject of steadily increasing Chinese maritime and air activity in the waters and airspace of Japan and Taiwan came up often, Admiral Dennis Blair writes. Japan and Taiwan, with their “intercept everything” policies, are degrading their readiness to defend their territory in conflict, lowering deterrence of Chinese military aggression. How can these policies be changed without appearing as a weakening of resolve and capability?

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When Trumpism met the East Asian wall

Author: Teshima Ryūichi

Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com

In his summit with Prime Minister Abe Shinzō, President Donald Trump shifted his East Asian security and diplomatic policy back toward the standard course set by his predecessors. Journalist Teshima Ryūichi takes a look at what Trump’s promises to defend the Senkakus and adhere to the “one China” policy mean for the East Asian diplomatic scene.

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Asia on Air Episode 02: Admiral Dennis Blair

Categories: Asia on Air, Sasakawa USA Blog

Join us for Episode 2 of Asia on Air as we sit down with former Director of National Intelligence and current Sasakawa USA CEO and Chairman, Adm. Dennis Blair, to discuss current issues in East Asia. In this episode we look at some of the potential flash points in the region, as viewed through the lens of the U.S.-Japan alliance.

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Assessing the “Historic” China-Taiwan Summit and Its Implications for Japan

Author: Kawashima Shin

Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com

On November 7, 2015, President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China and President Ma Jing-yeou of the Republic of China (Taiwan), held what was widely reported as a “historic” China-Taiwan summit meeting in Singapore. It was the first such meeting between the leaders of the PRC and ROC.

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