Dedicated to strengthening U.S.-Japan relations through education, programs, and research.

Upcoming Events
  • Japan & Georgia, Growing Together

    On September 5, the World Affairs Council of Atlanta is partnering with Sasakawa USA and the East-West Center in Washington to host a luncheon at The Commerce Club in Atlanta, Georgia. Speakers for “Japan & Georgia, Growing Together” include Admiral Dennis Blair, Chairman, Sasakawa USA; Ambassador Charles Shapiro, President, World Affairs Council; Ambassador James Zumwalt, CEO, Sasakawa USA; Dr. Satu Limaye, Director, East-West Center; and Jim Reed, President, YKK Corporation of America.

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  • Investing in Georgia’s Workforce: A U.S.-Japan Dialogue

    On September 6, Sasakawa USA, the U.S. Department of State, the Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta, and the Georgia Institute of Technology will co-host a luncheon panel discussion at Atlanta’s Historic Academy of Medicine to explore how Japanese and U.S. firms, state and local authorities, and educational institutions can work together to train and develop Georgia’s workforce. Panelists will address Georgia’s future workforce needs, approaches to workforce development, and opportunities for stakeholder collaboration.

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  • Policy Recommendations by the Quadripartite Commission on the Indian Ocean Regional Security

    How can the United States work with India, Japan, and Australia to promote peace, security, and economic prosperity in the Indian Ocean region? A report from the Quadrilateral Commission on Indian Ocean Security– comprised of representatives from Sasakawa Peace Foundation in Japan, Vivekananda Foundation of India, the National Security College of the Australia National University, and Sasakawa USA–makes recommendations for cooperation among major democracies.

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Japan Political Pulse

Japan Political Pulse aggregates major opinion polls conducted by Japanese media outlets in order to provide a more accurate picture of the public approval ratings of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet.

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Featured Projects and Resources
  • 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.

  • JUMP

    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

    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.

  • Issue Briefs

    Ever wonder what Collective Self-Defense means? Or wanted to track the history of Abenomics policy? How about learning more about Japan's demographic crisis brought on by the combination of low birthrates and the world’s longest life expectancy? 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.