Major John Wright is a U.S. Air Force officer, pilot, and a Mike and Maureen Mansfield Fellow with experience living and working in Japan. He is a Foreign Area Officer who specializes in Japanese language and culture. He has served multiple combat tours in Southwest Asia and multiple assignments conducting US-Japan government-to-government affairs. The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author, and not those of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Government, Mansfield Foundation, or any government.