August 31, 2017 - In This Issue:
China's Intellectual Property Theft Must Stop
Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead.
Sasakawa USA Chairman Admiral Dennis Blair co-authored an opinion piece with 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. The op-ed was published by the New York Times on August 15, 2017.
MAP Analysis: History and law in maritime Asia and the anatomy of the code of conduct for the South China Sea

"Anatomy of the Code of Conduct Framework for the South China Sea": After over three years of discussions, China and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations settled on a framework for a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea. 

Ian Storey, senior fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore, takes an in-depth look at this framework in his recent analysis for the Maritime Awareness Project (MAP),   a joint venture by Sasakawa USA and the National Bureau for Asian Research. Click here to read more.

"The Role of History and Law in the South China Sea and Arctic Ocean": "The law of the sea regime is in the early phases of a significant shift and subject to increased tension in its central normative structure," writes Justin D. Nankivell in his recent article for MAP. 

In the article, Nankivell, Associate Dean for Academics at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, analyzes the evolving relationship between maritime law, history, and customary international law.  Click here to read more.
In the News: Sasakawa USA Fellows share their insights on North Korea for Bloomberg, BBC, PBS, and the New York Times

Sasakawa USA fellows respond to North Korean ballistic missile sent over Japan:  On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, North Korea launched a ballistic missile that flew over Japan's Hokkaido prefecture before falling into the Pacific Ocean. BBC World and Bloomberg Politics provided news coverage of the missile launch and included comments from Sasakawa USA Fellows Tobias Harris and Tomohiko Taniguchi . Click here to read more.

Adm. Blair interviewed on North Korea: Sasakawa USA Chairman Admiral Dennis Blair was interviewed in an August 11 episode of PBS's NewsHour on the threat from North Korea. In the segment, Admiral Blair told show host Judy Woodruff that the threats from North Korea are "nothing new."   Click here for read more.

Abe may pay political price for an escalation with North Korea: A recent New York Times article on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the potential for President Trump to escalate tensions with North Korea included insights from Sasakawa USA Fellow for Economy, Trade, and Business Tobias Harris

"If it looks like the U.S. set off the chain of events that led to escalation," said Harris, "and Abe didn't use his relationship with Trump to moderate that, it's easy to imagine that there would be a domestic price to pay."  Click here to read more.
In-Depth with Beyond article 9: Broader considerations for Japanese constitutional reform
In Japan, debate over constitutional revision tends to focus narrowly on such hot-button issues as Article 9 and the status of the emperor. Constitutional scholar Inoue Takeshi argues for a broader conversation -- encompassing such issues as environmental rights, gender parity, and inter-generational equity -- to pave the way for reforms needed to strengthen and modernize Japan's democracy. 
Upcoming Event: Nisei Veterans Committee Memorial Hall Tour and Luncheon in Seattle (JUMP)
In coordination with the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington and the Nisei Veterans Committee, Sasakawa USA's Japan-US Military Program (JUMP) will host an event in Seattle, Washington on September 10, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm.  
The event will honor the Nisei Veterans -- second-generation Japanese-Americans who served in the segregated 100th Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT) and the Military Intelligence Service (MIS), during World War II.
Upcoming Event: Third annual JUMP event at National Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida

Join Sasakawa USA's Japan-U.S. Military Program (JUMP) and the Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida (JASNWFL) on Saturday October 7, 2017 for an event to reunite and honor those who have served in Japan. 

This joint event will feature speakers such as Consul General of the Consulate General of Japan in Miami Ken Okaniwa and retired Navy Rear Adm. James D. Kelly, former Commander of Naval Forces Japan, and musical entertainment.

Reminder: Sasakawa USA/USJETAA grants for JETAA Chapters & Sub-Chapters

The application deadline for the 2017-2018 Sasakawa USA/US Japan Exchange & Teaching Programme Alumni Association (JETAA) grants for JETAA Chapters & Sub-Chapter is September 5, 2017.

The grants are intended to help chapters fund new activities and programs, or further develop current programs to improve their outreach and impact in their communities.

  Upcoming events: September and October
Join Sasakawa USA and JUMP for events all over the United States this fall. Please check our events page for event details and new listings as they get posted. 
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