Sasakawa USA Second Annual Security Forum
Sasakawa USA is proud to announce its Second Annual Security Forum, "Updating the Alliance: Domestic Changes, Regional and Global Challenges", featuring remarks by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Please note that attendance at this event is by INVITATION ONLY.
Sasakawa USA Chairman & CEO Adm. Dennis Blair discusses Washington DC's Cherry Blossom Festival and PM Abe's visit to the United States as ways to further the bilateral relationship.
U.S. Public Outreach Program
See the results of our research projects on images and reality of the U.S.-Japan relationship, done in collaboration with Pew Research and the East-West Center.
U.S. and Japan: Assisting Myanmar's Development
See the event recap from Sasakawa USA's March 25th conference on U.S.-Japan collaboration in Myanmar, including photos and full video coverage.
Deputy US secretary of state Antony Blinken has called on Japan and South Korea to take steps to improve their relationship.
Caroline Kennedy, US Ambassador to Japan, visited the Hiroshima peace museum for the first time since assuming her position in 2013.
Word of the Day
folded paper art
The word "origami" literally means folded (折) paper (紙) and is a way to transform flat paper into elaborate sculptures. Origami is well known throughout the world and often uses only one piece of paper with no cutting or adhesives to achieve a final form through folding only.
“Womenomics” is a term adopted by Prime Minister Abe to describe a group of initiatives under the “Abenomics” umbrella concerning equalizing roles in the Japanese workforce.
“Abenomics” is the informal name used for a set of economic policies introduced by Prime Minister Abe to alleviate two decades of economic stagnation.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a proposed regional trade agreement currently being negotiated between 12 countries, and is considered to be one of the most ambitious free trade deals ever attempted.
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 Future
Japan has low birth rates, long life expectancies and a population in overall decline. This combination presents major challenges to the country economically, politically and socially.