Fourth Annual Security Forum: Comments on North Korea and TPP capture media attention

Categories: In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

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.

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Amb. Zumwalt talks U.S.-China relations and the Trump-Xi summit in Q&A with Jiji Press

Categories: In the News

As Chinese President Xi Jinping considered his first formal meeting with President Donald Trump, he may have looked to the success of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s summit with Trump as a winning formula, Sasakawa USA’s James Zumwalt said in a Q&A article with Jiji Press published on the eve of the Trump-Xi meeting.

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Trump, Abe to discuss free and rules-based trade

Author: Politico

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.

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U.S., Japan reconfirming relationship through Mattis and Abe trips

Categories: In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

With newly confirmed Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ trip this week to South Korea and Japan, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe planning a visit to Washington next week, the Trump administration seems to be confirming the continuation of a strategic pivot to Asia, though perhaps not in the form that we have seen until now, said Sasakawa USA’s Dr. Jeffrey Hornung in recent news appearances.

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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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