Tokyo Elects First Woman Governor by Landslide Over Abe Pick

Author: Bloomberg & USA Today

Categories: In the News

Former environment minister Yuriko Koike will have the spotlight more than any previous woman in Japanese politics after Tokyo elected her on Sunday as the prefecture’s first female governor, Sasakawa USA’s Tobias Harris said in a Bloomberg article reporting on the election.

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Constitutional revision still not a sure bet despite LDP wins

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: In the News

While Japan’s ruling coalition secured victory in key parliamentary elections Sunday, that doesn’t mean constitutional revision will be an easy win for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Sasakawa USA’s Tobias Harris explained in several media outlets following the election. According to an article by Kirk Spitzer in USA Today, “Sunday’s vote was a ‘solid victory, as

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China shadows U.S. warships amid rising tensions in Asia

Author: USA Today

Categories: In the News

The People’s Liberation Army Navy this week continued its recent pattern of increasingly assertive behavior in the South China Sea by shadowing warships from the U.S., Japan, and India as they conducted joint military exercises. Although the Chinese vessels were uninvited, such actions have “come to be the norm for China,” Sasakawa USA’s Dr. Jeffrey Hornung said in a

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Apologies not necessary when President Obama visits Hiroshima

Author: Sankei Shimbun

Categories: In the News

President Barack Obama’s planned visit to Hiroshima in late May will be a symbolic gesture of the strength of the U.S.-Japan Alliance, though it need not be accompanied by an apology or a speech denouncing nuclear weapons like the one Obama gave in Prague in 2009, Sasakawa USA’s Dr. Jeffrey Hornung said in an April

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