Interpreting Abe’s New Cabinet Choices and Assessing the Impact

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.

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Social attitudes survey finds broad satisfaction, but concerns on economic opportunity and security

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.

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In Japan, right-wing school scandal entangles two women close to Abe

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.

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Fed rate hike could impact U.S.-Japan exchange rates, says Sasakawa USA’s Harris

Categories: In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

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.

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Sasakawa fellows weigh in on symbolism of PM Abe visit to Pearl Harbor

Categories: In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

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.

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