Author: Sean Connell
Categories: Sasakawa USA Forum
Sasakawa USA Forum Issue No. 9
Increasingly important within the U.S.-Japan economic relationship are sub-national linkages at state, prefectural, regional, and local levels. Decades of expanding flows of trade and foreign direct investment (FDI), and resulting economic and supply chain integration, have generated impacts and benefits across every region of both countries.
Author: Ōba Mie
Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com
Japan’s ties with ASEAN over the past 40-plus years have been through various changes and have been affected by the major growth of China’s presence in the region. But Japan continues to be a key partner for the association and its members. Formerly focused on economic affairs, Japan-ASEAN cooperation now extends to the political and security spheres as well.
Sasakawa USA Chairman Admiral Dennis Blair attended the signing of a memorandum for the United States Trade Representative authorizing an inquiry into actions by China, such as the theft of U.S. intellectual property, that may harm U.S. innovation. The signing took place at the White House on Monday, August 14, 2017.
A range of media outlets reported on Sasakawa USA’s Fourth Annual Security Forum, featuring government officials, think tank experts, and private sector specialists speaking on the most pressing Asian security issues. Topics such as North Korea’s continued nuclear weapons program and the Trump administration’s policy in the region were of particular interest.
Author: Washington Post
During his visit to Japan, Vice President Mike Pence raised the possibility of a bilateral trade agreement between the U.S. and Japan. But, reviving the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact may be the best option for Japan, says Sasakawa USA Fellow Tobias Harris, quoted in the Washington Post.