On November 10, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA hosted the virtual event, “2021 ASEAN Summit: U.S. Policy Toward Asia.” This event featured Ambassador David Shear, former U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam (2011-2014), for a discussion on the 2021 ASEAN and East Asia Summit, both of which took place in October.
On November 2, Sasakawa USA hosted the virtual event, “Taiwan Crisis and Japan’s Strategy,” featuring LTG Koichiro Bansho, JGSDF (Ret.), former Commander of the Western Army of Japan from 2013-2015, for a discussion on Japan’s perspective on the expectations and roles of the United States and Japan in a Taiwan contingency. General Chip Gregson, USMC (Ret.) provided a brief commentary from the American perspective.