Japanese public’s unease about U.S.-Japan relationship grows, but so does support for efforts to preserve it
Author: Tobias Harris
Categories: Japan Political Pulse
A new round of public opinion polls shows that public anxiety about the future of the U.S.-Japan relationship has worsened since Trump was inaugurated on January 20. However, just because the Japanese public expects the relationship to worsen does not mean that voters will not support a bid by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to find common ground with the Trump administration.
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Developments including Chinese military buildup, the Brexit issue in Europe, and the election of Donald Trump as U.S. President provide Japan with a range of challenges going forward. As Japan responds to these concerns, Admiral Dennis Blair sees the nation’s relationship with the United States remaining a bulwark in the Asia region and expects it to increasingly take a leading role in such areas as defense, diplomacy, and the world economy.
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Author: Juliane Doscher
Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog
In mid-October, Sasakawa USA in partnership with the East-West Center of Washington (EWCW) and several other organizations, had the pleasure of hosting two “Japan Matters” events to explore the importance of Japan on the American economy and beyond.
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Author: Kayo Matsumoto
Categories: Sasakawa USA Forum
Sasakawa USA Forum Issue No. 5
The “Abenomics Acceleration Diet” opened in September with passage of the TPP as one of their goals. Will TPP be ratified in this Diet session? It is difficult to predict, but the Abe administration has made TPP and passage of its implementing bills a high priority. The Diet debate will surely be heated, and among the contentious issues will not only be TPP’s impact on Japan and its agriculture industry but also the status of ratification in the United States.
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