Author: New York Times
A July 14 New York Times article on Japan’s efforts to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact drew on insights from Sasakawa USA Distinguished Non-Resident Fellow Tomohiko Taniguchi.
U.S.-Japan cooperation in defense, trade, and cybersecurity discussed at Fourth Annual Security Forum
Author: Hayley Aron
Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog
Sasakawa USA’s Fourth Annual Security Forum brought together government officials, academics, and security experts for a day-long conference on Asian security within the context of the U.S.-Japan alliance. The event provided diverse views on challenging issues with panel discussions on topics such as congressional views on trade, U.S.-Japan defense policies, the North Korean threat, and cybersecurity cooperation.
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.
Categories: In the News
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is likely to talk investments and jobs, but may not go so far as to commit to a bilateral trade negotiation while visiting President Donald Trump this weekend in Washington and Florida, Sasakawa USA’s Daniel Bob said in a news story by Politico.
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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