Japan’s Defense Exports: “Three Years Sitting on a Stone”

Author: Michael Hadlow and Dr. Crystal Pryor

Categories: Sasakawa USA Forum

Sasakawa USA Forum Issue No. 12

Issue No. 12 of the Sasakawa USA Forum focuses on sales of Japan’s defense products three years after the Abe administration lifted restrictions on Japan’s defense exports. The paper focuses on the contradiction created by Japan’s overall stance as a pacifist country that does not, and likely will not, possess an offensive military force and the change in direction Tokyo recently made to allow overseas military sales.

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The U.S.-Japan Partnership on Energy, Business, and the Challenges of China and North Korea

Date: September 13, 2017

Sasakawa USA is excited to announce the Alliance Working America (TAWA) event series, which highlights the ways in which U.S.-Japan partnership secures U.S. interests at the regional and national levels. The first TAWA event, “The U.S.-Japan Partnership on Energy, Business, and the Challenges of China and North Korea,” took place in Houston, Texas.

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Reflections on the U.S.-Japan 2+2 Dialogue: A Discussion with Andrew Winternitz and Julie Chung

Date: September 7, 2017

Sasakawa USA held an off-the-record, private policy lunch on Thursday, September 7 on the implications of August’s “2+2” U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee meeting. Julie Chung of the U.S. Department of State and Andrew Winternitz of the U.S. Department of Defense shared remarks at this lunch. Sasakawa USA CEO Ambassador James Zumwalt moderated the discussion.

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Asia on Air Episode 05: What’s a War Game Without a War?

Categories: Asia on Air, Sasakawa USA Blog

This episode of Asia on Air dives into Sasakawa USA’s tabletop exercise over a dispute in the Senkaku Islands and its takeaways about U.S.-Japan relations and Sino-Japan relations. Join us for interviews with participants James Kendall, Admiral Michael McDevitt, and Hideshi Tokuchi on the simulated confrontation over the Senkaku Islands.

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