About Us

Our Mission

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.

Board of Directors

Board Members

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

Junko Chano
Executive Director (Program), Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan

Ichiro Kabasawa
Executive Director, Nippon Foundation

Ryoichi Oriki
Ret. Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

Akinori Sugai, Treasurer
Executive Director (General Affairs), Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan

Atsushi Sunami
President, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan

Shanti Shoji, Secretary (non-board member)
Director of Programs, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan

Honorary Advisors

Yohei Sasakawa
Chairman, Nippon Foundation

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