The Biden Administration’s Indo-Pacific Policy: American and Japanese Perspectives

On April 13, Sasakawa USA was pleased to welcome the Hon. Masashi Adachi, Special Advisor to Japanese Prime Minister Suga, the Hon. Randall G. Schriver, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Affairs, and Amb. Kurt Tong, a Partner at The Asia Group, for a discussion of how the Biden administration will approach the Indo-Pacific region.

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North Korean Diplomacy in the Era of Summits

Date: April 30, 2018

Join KEI and Sasakawa USA for a discussion of the results of the recent inter-Korean summit, the implications of the North Korea-China summit, the role of the U.S.-Japan summit, the prospects for the upcoming historic summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, and how all of these summits potentially fit together.

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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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