August 22, 2018 - In This Issue:


The next installment of The Alliance Working in America (TAWA) will take place in Atlanta, Georgia 

The third The Alliance Working in America (TAWA) program will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, September 4-7. For each TAWA installment, Sasakawa USA invites Washington D.C. experts to a new city and organizes a number of events with local partners on the importance of the U.S.-Japan alliance to American interests at the national and local levels. 

The TAWA program in Atlanta will include a public panel discussion on September 5 with the World Affairs Council of Atlanta, "Japan and Georgia, Growing Together," which will discuss the benefits of U.S.-Japan relations to the United States and the state of Georgia. Sasakawa USA will also co-host a public event on September 6 with the U.S. Department of State, the Japanese Consulate-General of Atlanta, and Georgia Tech, "Investing in Georgia's Workforce: A U.S.-Japan Dialogue," which will explore with local stakeholders how local governments, Japanese and U.S. companies, and educational institutions can work together to prepare Georgia's future workforce.

New Chairman's Message: Military Confrontations in Peace and War

On a recent trip to East Asia, the subject of steadily increasing Chinese maritime and air activity in the waters and airspace of Japan and Taiwan came up often, writes Admiral Dennis Blair in his latest Chairman's Message. Blair believes that  Japan and Taiwan, with their "intercept everything" policies, are degrading their readiness to defend their territory in conflict, lowering deterrence of Chinese military aggression. "Military Confrontations in Peace and War," published August 22, posits the question: How can these policies be changed without appearing as a weakening of resolve and capability?

News: SASAKAWA USA/ USJETAA mini-grants announced; Second round of applications continues through October 26

Sasakawa USA is continuing its partnership with the U.S. Japan Exchange & Teaching Programme Alumni Association (USJETAA) to offer a competitive mini-grant program to JET Alumni Association chapters and subchapters within the United States.

T he first round of recipients for 2018-2019 grants have been awarded to  the JET Alumni Association of Florida and the JET Alumni Association of New York.  JETAA Florida will host a career development workshop on September 8 with panel discussions highlighting the diversity of careers in U.S.-Japan relations. JETAA New York is planning to host an introduction to Japanese arts and culture for JET alumni at a prominent New York City museum.

A second round of applications is now open. Interested JETAA chapters and subchapters can apply through the USJETAA website. The deadline is October 26, 2018.

New publication: Japanese language version of
Exercise Pacific Trident TTX report

Sasakawa USA has published a Japanese-language version of " Testing Trilateral, U.S.-Japan, and U.S.-ROK Responses to North Korean Provocations: Tabletop Exercise Pacific Trident." Exercise Pacific Trident was a three-day tabletop exercise hosted by Sasakawa USA in Tokyo in February. The exercise was designed to test the policy, diplomatic, and military responses of the United States, Japan, and South Korea to North Korean provocations that involve all three countries. 
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