Sasakawa USA helps solve mystery of Japanese WWII photos
When undertaking a story about a mysterious cache of Japanese World War II-era photos, The News & Advance turned to Sasakawa USA's Dr. Jeffrey Hornung for assistance with translations and background context.
Sasakawa USA is Seeking Applications for a Paid Research Intern
We currently are seeking applications for a Spring 2016 paid internship in our Research program, which focuses on security, diplomacy, economics, business, trade, technology and other matters of common concern. Applications are due Friday, November 27.
Actor Ken Watanabe awarded first Sasakawa USA Nichibei Award
On November 17 Sasakawa USA, in partnership with the Motion Picture Association of America, hosted a private clip reel screening and panel discussion at which Japanese actor Ken Watanabe was announced as the first recipient of the Sasakawa USA Nichibei Award.
True Stories from Japan: From a college whim to a lifelong passion
Although the way in which I was introduced to Japanese did not seem too deep at the time, my relationship with Japan has informed almost every aspect of how I live my life now.
Date: December 9, 2015
Sasakawa USA will host the third in a series of Alumni roundtables focused on “continuing the dialogue.” The featured speaker will be the Representative Mark Takai (D-HI-1), who will discuss the Hill’s perspective on U.S.-Asia policy. This event is by invitation only.
Date: March 3, 2016
JUMP (the Japan-U.S. Military Program) in collaboration with Sasakawa USA will host an invitation-only Gala Dinner at The Army and Navy Club on Farragut Square.
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On Sunday, November 8, the people of Myanmar went to the polls for the first free election in 25 years, electing Aung San Suu Kyi. In the wake of this development, the United States should take steps to help nurture the success of the fledgling government.
According to the World Economic Forum’s 2014 Global Gender Gap Index, Japan is ranked 104 out of 142 countries in gender equality, significantly behind its developed-country peers. Limited opportunities for women, particularly for mothers, could be an important contributing factor to Japan’s demographic challenges.
Shortly after taking power in December 2012, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe outlined a three-pronged economic policy that became known as “Abenomics.”
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a regional trade agreement currently being negotiated among twelve countries: Australia, Brunei Darussalam (Brunei), Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam.
Japan recently reinterpreted the right of Collective Self Defense as outlined by the United Nations, which refers to the right of members of the United Nations to defend other members of the United Nations.
Japan's Demographic Challenge
Underlying Japan’s long-term economic struggles is profound demographic change. With a combination of low birthrates and the world’s longest life expectancy, Japan’s population is rapidly greying and shrinking.