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Japan's Suga Faces a Rising China and Uncertain US Foreign Policy

Michael Auslin and Tobias Harris join Deep Dish to explain how the 2020 election could influence US foreign policy towards Japan.
Secretary of State Pompeo bumps fists with Japanese Prime Minister Suga
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This week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with new Japanese Premier Yoshihide Suga, signaling both Japan’s importance to the United States and both sides’ fear of a rising China, analysts argue. Stanford University’s Michael Auslin and Teneo Intelligence’s Tobias Harris join Deep Dish to explain how the 2020 election could influence US foreign policy towards Japan and whether Suga has the power to successfully continue former Prime Minister Abe’s legacy.

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Michael Auslin
Research Fellow, Stanford's Hoover Institution
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Michael Auslin is the Payson J. Treat distinguished research fellow in contemporary Asia at Stanford's Hoover Institution
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Tobias Harris
Fellow for Economy, Trade, and Business, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA
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Council expert Brian Hanson
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with expertise in policy and politics. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
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