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U.S.-Japan Approaches to Democracy Promotion

Author: Daniel Bob, Michael Auslin, Larry Diamond, David J. Kramer, Yasunobu Sato, Tsuneo Akaha, David I. Steinberg, Aung Din, Richard C. Kraemer, Mitsugi Endo

March 24, 2017

Cooperation to support democratic development should be an important component of the U.S.-Japan Alliance, and this volume is intended both to endorse it and to propose practical measures for both countries to take.

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Spotlight on U.S.-Japan Civil Nuclear Engagement

Author: Phyllis Genther Yoshida, PhD

Categories: Energy and Technology

Tight U.S.-Japan integration in nuclear energy means that when the Japanese industry sneezes, the U.S. industry catches a cold and vice versa. The continuing fallout from the events of March 11, 2011 and Toshiba Corporation’s financial woes signals a difficult time for the nuclear industry in both countries in 2017.

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Improving Cybersecurity Cooperation between the Governments of the United States and Japan

Author: Linton Wells II, Motohiro Tsuchiya, and Riley Repko

Cybersecurity is becoming more important to the economic, security, and social well-being of both the United States and Japan. Sasakawa USA therefore commissioned this paper to examine ways to improve cybersecurity cooperation between the two nations.

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Working Together on Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies

Author: Dr. Phyllis G. Yoshida

Petra Nova, a U.S.-Japan joint venture to capture carbon dioxide from coal combustion and use it for enhanced oil recovery, became operational on January 10. It is the world’s largest post-combustion plant, and one of only two commercial scale post-combustion systems on a power plant.

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Into the Gray Zone: The Private Sector and Active Defense against Cyber Threats

Author: Center for Cyber & Homeland Security

Categories: Cybersecurity

A new report from the GW Center for Cyber and Homeland Security offers the most comprehensive assessment to date of the legal, policy and technological contexts that surround private sector cybersecurity and active defense measures to improve U.S. responses to evolving threats. The report draws on knowledge from a task force co-chaired by Sasakawa USA Chairman and CEO Adm. Dennis Blair and other experts in the public and private sectors who are thought leaders in technology, security, privacy, law and business.

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