Lunch Discussion with Sonja Schaefer on Global Steel Excess Capacity

On May 22, 2019, Sasakawa USA hosted Sonja Schaefer, a legislative assistant handling a portfolio of issues related to trade, labor, immigration, budget, and appropriations for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, for a private luncheon.  At the event, a group of experts discussed Schafer’s soon-to-be published paper on global steel excess capacity and how the United States and Japan can better align their policies to combat this issue.

 

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Striking North Korean nuclear facilities is risky, says Admiral Blair

Categories: In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

At a recent conference organized by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, Sasakawa USA Chairman Admiral Dennis Blair told participants that using a surgical strike to eliminate North Korea’s nuclear facilities would be difficult for the United States due to the extensive system of tunnels in North Korea.

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Japan receives first U.S. shale gas shipment

Author: Dr. Phyllis Yoshida

Categories: Energy and Technology

On January 8, Jiji Press reported that “a tanker carrying 70,000 tons of shale-based LNG arrived at a thermal power plant in Joetsu, Niigata Prefecture, run by Chubu Electric Power Co. The gas was loaded in Louisiana on Dec. 7 and transported to Japan via the Panama.” This shipment is a major event in U.S.-Japan relations; it is the first U.S. shale gas to reach Japan.

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