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Past Events

March 13, 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Keio University PhD Candidate Roundtable

On Wednesday, March 13, 2024, the US-Japan NEXT Alliance Initiative hosted a group of PhD candidates and their academic advisors from Keio University for a roundtable on their research topics. Together with Sasakawa USA President Satohiro Akimoto and Sr. Director Jim Schof, along with Professor Andrew Oros of Washington College, the group discussed each dissertation topic in turn, considered various linkages to (implications for) the US-Japan all...

March 12, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rising Indo-Pacific Security Experts (RISE) Meet with Lieutenant General Noboru Yamaguchi

On March 12, Sasakawa USA hosted LTG Noboru Yamaguchi, former commanding general of the research and development command, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (Ret.), to engage with Sasakawa USA’s Rising Indo-Pacific Security Experts (RISE) on “Reflections on Ukraine and Taiwan: History Rhymes?”

February 14, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Operationalizing the Emerging U.S.-Japan-Philippines Triangle

On February 14, 2024, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (Sasakawa USA) hosted the in-person policy briefing, “Operationalizing the Emerging U.S.-Japan-Philippines Triangle,” featuring Mr. Brian Harding, senior expert at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Mr. Harding summarized the key points from his research trip report as part of Sasakawa USA’s U.S.-Japan Research Exchange program.

January 31, 2024 - March 13, 2024
at JICC

‘Recapturing Happiness: The Enduring Spirit of Ishinomaki’ Photo Exhibit

Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (Sasakawa USA) and the Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC) of the Embassy of Japan will hold the photo exhibition Recapturing Happiness: The Enduring Spirit of Ishinomaki, featuring photographs by Mr. Keisuke Hirai. This photo exhibition conveys the resilience of the human spirit in Ishinomaki following the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011.

December 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

US-Japan Task Force on Command Relationships for New Challenges (Recommendations Review)

On Wednesday, December 13, 2023 the US-Japan NEXT Alliance Initiative hosted a virtual bilateral dialogue on “US-Japan Command Relationships for New Challenges.” The dialogue built upon group discussion at the NEXT Alliance Conferences (NAC) held in March in Tokyo and October in Annapolis.

December 12, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Woman-Led Innovation in the Workplace: How One Woman Instituted the “Cool Japan” Campaign for the Government of Japan

On December 12, Sasakawa USA convened a SWAN discussion featuring remarks by Ms. Mika Takagi, Director General of the Washington, D.C. office of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). In this event, Ms. Takagi shared insights on how emerging women leaders can spark innovation and effect change within large institutions.

November 30, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am

Reflection on the First JSDF Deployment to Iraq

On Thursday, November 30, 2023, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (Sasakawa USA) hosted the in-person policy briefing, “Reflection on the First JSDF Deployment to Iraq.” In this event, LTG Koichiro Bansho, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (Ret.), shared his reflection on the 20th anniversary of Japan’s first deployment of Self-Defense Force (SDF) to Iraq.

November 29, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rising Indo-Pacific Security Experts (RISE) Meet with Lieutenant General Koichiro Bansho

On November 29, Sasakawa USA welcomed LTG Koichiro Bansho, 35th Commanding General, Western Army, JGSDF (Retired) to reflect on the JSDF’s first deployment to Iraq, as well as to discuss potential new roles and responsibilities for the JSDF to strengthen the U.S.-Japan alliance.

November 27, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

National War College Event with Lieutenant General Koichiro Bansho (JGSDF, Ret.)

On November 27, Sasakawa USA welcomed LTG Koichiro Bansho, 35th Commanding General, Western Army, (JGSDF, Ret.) to the National War College to speak with students about his experience in Iraq, as well as his thoughts on Taiwan.

November 3, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Mapping the Future of US-Japan Cybersecurity Cooperation: Threat Hunting & Active Cyber Defense

On Friday November 3, 2023, the NEXT Alliance Initiative convened its fourth hybrid bilateral dialogue on the opportunity to enhance Japan-US cyber threat hunting collaboration and expanding Japan’s use of Active Cyber Defense (ACD). Senior Director Jim Schoff welcomed a dozen American and Japanese specialists to the event from both governments, think tanks, and the private sector. Ms. Mihoko Matsubara (Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at NTT) an...

October 30, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Women, Peace and Security: A New Path for U.S.-Japan Collaboration

On October 30, Sasakawa USA hosted the roundtable, “Women, Peace and Security: A New Path for U.S.-Japan Collaboration,” featuring remarks by Ms. Erin Cooper, acting director for international humanitarian policy at the Department of Defense, and Ms. Shanti Shoji, director of programs at Sasakawa USA. In this event, Ms. Shoji and Ms. Cooper provided an overview of WPS and explained its core principles and how it fits into the institutional la...

October 26, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Rising Indo-Pacific Security Experts (RISE) Meet with Lieutenant General Koichi Isobe (JGSDF, Ret.)

On October 26, Sasakawa USA welcomed LTG Koichi Isobe, former 37th commander of the Eastern Army (2013-2015), JGSDF (Retired), and current senior advisor for Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., to discuss the geopolitical landscape of Northeast Asia and the U.S.-Japan alliance.

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