Energy and Technology

U.S.-Japan Nuclear Cooperation: The Significance of July 2018

Author: Phyllis Genther Yoshida, PhD

In July 2018, the U.S.-Japan Agreement for Cooperation Between the Government of Japan and the Government of the United States on Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy will extend automatically. Its extension means Japan can receive U.S.-origin special nuclear material, retain advance consent for reprocessing, and is bound by the non-proliferation criteria and practices set out in the agreement. Such agreements are known as “Section 123” Agreements.

On the Path to a New Automotive Future in Japan and the United States

Author: Phyllis Genther Yoshida, PhD

The key to global oil security is transportation. This report highlights automakers’ and governments’ efforts to increase the use of clean energy in automobiles and the hurdles faced by manufacturers and policy makers in their quest to increase the number of electric and fuel cell automobiles.

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China’s Intellectual Property Theft Must Stop

Author: Admiral Dennis C. Blair and General Keith B. Alexander

Categories: In the News

Admiral Dennis Blair co-authored this opinion piece with General Keith Alexander, a former commander of the United States Cyber Command and a former director of the National Security Agency, on the importance of challenging China’s theft of U.S. intellectual property.

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Liquefied Natural Gas: The Necessity of Flexibility

Author: Phyllis G. Yoshida, PhD

Categories: Energy and Technology

Dr. Phyllis G. Yoshida, Sasakawa USA Fellow for Energy and Technology, delves into the world of LNG in the context of the U.S.-Japan relationship in a new Sasakawa USA report on the global energy trade. In the report, Dr. Yoshida argues for increased U.S.-Japan cooperation in making the LNG market more transparent.

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