About Us


A stable, peaceful, and prosperous Indo-Pacific


Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA is a non-partisan 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to deepening the understanding of and strengthening the relationship between the U.S. and Japan for the benefit of a free and open international community. Its activities mainly focus on security and diplomacy, through exchanges, dialogue, analysis, publications, and networking. (Learn more)

Board of Directors

Board Members

Dr. Satohiro Akimoto, Chairman of the Board
President, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

Mr. Ichiro Kabasawa
Executive Director, Nippon Foundation

Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano (Ret.)
The 5th Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, Japan Self-Defense Forces

Dr. Atsushi Sunami
President, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan

Honorary Advisor

Mr. Yohei Sasakawa
Chairman, Nippon Foundation


Mr. Eiji Sakai
Executive Director, General Affairs, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan


Ms. Shanti Shoji
Director of Programs, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

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