Date: August 4, 2017
Sasakawa USA held a private policy lunch talk with the Wall Street Journal’s Jacob Schlesinger and Sasakawa USA’s Economy, Trade, and Business Fellow Tobias Harris, who discussed the ramifications of the cabinet reshuffle for Abe’s premiership, his security and economic policies, and the future of the LDP.
Author: Tobias Harris
Categories: Japan Political Pulse
Newly released results from a social consciousness survey in Japan found a high degree of satisfaction about Japanese society overall, but also found anxiety about both Japan’s position internationally and the economic opportunities available to younger Japanese.
Author: New York Times
Categories: In the News
Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada may have a difficult time regaining public trust after a scandal involving a right-wing education group, and another related to the role of Japanese Self Defense Forces operating in South Sudan, Sasakawa USA’s Jeffrey Hornung told the New York Times in an article on March 21.
Tags: Akie Abe, cnbc, controversy, in the news, jasdf, jeffrey hornung, LDP, Liberal Democratic Party, moritomo gakuen, motoko rich, New York Times, scandal, self-defense forces, Shinzo Abe, south sudan, tobias harris, tomomi inada
The Federal Reserve’s willingness to raise its benchmark rate on Wednesday “suggests that the U.S. economy is healthier than it has been in years, with robust job creation and rising wages and prices,” Sasakawa USA Fellow Tobias Harris said in a Nishi Nippon Shimbun article on March 17.
Tags: Bank of Japan, BOJ, bond prices, economics, Economy, exchange rate, fed, federal reserve, in the news, interest, interest benchmark, interest rate, Japan, nishi nippon shimbun, rate, rate hike, strong dollar, tobias harris, yield
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s historic visit to Pearl Harbor on December 27 symbolized not only the reconciliation of two countries who once were at war, but also what has become a close friendship and alliance that should be continued regardless of changes in administration, Sasakawa USA fellows said in media appearances in December.
Tags: Abe, adm dennis blair, Barack Obama, Dennis Blair, Hawaii, jeffrey hornung, Pearl Harbor, reconciliation, Shinzo Abe, tobias harris, tomohiko taniguchi, us-japan alliance, us-japan relations, World War II, WWII