Video: Watch Sasakawa USA's Third Annual Security Forum
On May 6, 2016, Sasakawa USA brought together key security experts and officials from government, business, think tanks, and academia for its Third Annual Security Forum. Click through to watch videos of the full conference, in your choice of English or Japanese audio.
What to expect when President Obama visits Hiroshima this month
When U.S. President Barack Obama makes a historic visit to Hiroshima on May 27, his words will be closely followed. What is he likely to discuss at the site of the world’s first atomic bomb? Sasakawa USA’s fellows weigh in, in several articles in both English and Japanese.
In the News: An "Assertive" Updated U.S.-Japan Strategy for China
The U.S.-Japan alliance requires a new strategy of “Assertive Engagement” toward an increasingly ambitious China to assuage territorial uncertainties in the Asia-Pacific, Sasakawa USA's Admiral Dennis Blair and Hiroko Maeda recommend in this op-ed in The National Interest.
Sasakawa Forum launches with first report: Climate Politics in Japan
Sasakawa Forum is a new platform for research and analysis. In the first paper published on this platform, Ken Sofer with the Center for American Progress writes on the impacts of public opinion, bureaucratic rivalries, and interest groups on Japan’s environmental agenda.
Date: June 14, 2016
Sasakawa USA’s JUMP Program will return to San Diego’s Petco Park in cooperation with the Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana for a Padres vs. Marlins game with visiting service members from the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces.
Date: July 14, 2016
Sasaskawa USA’s JUMP Program is pleased to be in the planning process for a July 14 event in New Orleans, co-hosted by the Japan Society of New Orleans (JSNO) in the historic National World War II Museum on Magazine Street.
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In early May, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia. It was the 13th time the two leaders have met since 2013, when Abe made the first official visit by a Japanese premier to Russia in a decade. But when Abe has only held seven meetings with his U.S. counterpart, why is he meeting Putin so often?
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This report summarizes the discussions within a recent workshop Sasakawa USA co-hosted on the future of renewable energy in the United States and Japan. The report examines the current status of bilateral partnership on clean energy and explores opportunities for further collaboration.
Maritime Awareness Project
MAP, a new joint initiative of Sasakawa USA and The National Bureau of Asian Research, improves public understanding of critical maritime problems and possible routes to their peaceful resolution. MAP features a unique, interactive map that visualizes key data at the heart of ongoing maritime disputes and related issues, alongside analytical papers and discussions.
The Japan U.S. Military Program (JUMP) connects past and present service members, families, and government civilians who have served in Japan, providing a powerful foundation for continued engagement that will help sustain this important bilateral relationship.
Sasakawa Forum provides a new platform for research and analysis related to Japan and U.S.-Japan relations in a bilateral, regional, and global context. Click through for the latest published work and details on how to submit.
Ever wonder what Collective Self-Defense means? Or wanted to track the history of Abenomics policy? How about details of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement? Find all that and more in our Issue Briefs section, which provides guides to the top issues affecting the U.S.-Japan relationship today.
U.S.-Japan Resource Library
Sasakawa USA’s research fellows have curated a list of documents that are key to the U.S.-Japan relationship, from its inception to today. The U.S.-Japan Resource Library is the ultimate reference guide to the treaties, articles, laws, and statements that have helped build and shape the tenor of that bilateral relationship.