Tabletop Exercise Pacific Trident II Report Launch and Panel Discussion: Testing U.S.-Japan and U.S.-ROK Responses to North Korean Provocations

Sasakawa USA held a December 6 panel discussion on its recently executed Exercise Pacific Trident II. Exercise Pacific Trident II was an unclassified tabletop exercise designed to test the policy, diplomatic, and military responses of the United States, Japan, and South Korea to North Korean sanction evasion activities and signs of internal instability. The event was held from 2-3:30 p.m. December 6 in the Crystal Room at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, DC.

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The 2018 Holiday Season – The Norm or a Calm Before the Storm?

Author: Admiral Dennis Blair

Categories: Chairman's Message, Sasakawa USA Blog

The G20 Summit in Argentina offered a glimpse of what international meetings of world leaders are supposed to be. The world public was treated to images of smiling statesmen and women in relaxed surroundings, communiques endorsing multilateral cooperation for peace and prosperity, and many eagerly awaited side meetings on individual issues. Heads of the world’s

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Lunch Discussion: Strength Through Peace: Japan in the 21st Century Competitive Space

On October 25, 2018, Sasakawa USA hosted the Honorable Sharon Burke, Senior Advisor and Director of the Research Security Program at New America, at a luncheon to discuss her recently published paper “Strength Through Peace: Japan in the 21st Century Competitive Sphere.” The luncheon was held as part of Sasakawa USA’s Alumni Program and the paper is a culmination of Burke’s research from her travels to Japan in February 2018 for Sasakawa USA’s In-Depth Alumni Research Trip.

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Post-LDP Leadership Election: What’s Next for Japanese Politics?

Tobias Harris, Sasakawa USA Fellow for Business, Economy and Trade, was joined by Prof. Toshihiro Nakayama, Japan Fellow at the Wilson Center, for a September 21, 2018, policy lunch talk on the Liberal Democratic Party’s (LDP) presidential elections held the previous day. The discussion was moderated by Sayuri Romei, Sasakawa USA’s Associate Fellow for Security and Foreign Affairs.

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