On December 8, 2016, Sasakawa USA hosted a private, off-the-record discussion featuring Dr. Phyllis Yoshida, Fellow for Energy and Technology at Sasakawa USA. The event was an opportunity to engage in a candid conversation on the intersection between energy and climate, and mitigation and adaptation in Japan. The focus was on the goals and trajectory of the new Sasakawa USA climate and energy change initiative, especially in reference to the necessary bilateral and global collaboration between the United States and Japan.
The luncheon was moderated by Admiral Dennis Blair, Chairman and CEO of Sasakawa USA.
About the Speaker
Dr. Phyllis Genther Yoshida is the Fellow for Energy and Technology at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA. Prior to joining Sasakawa, she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia, Europe, and the Americas at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), coordinating bilateral relationships and serving as the Lead Shepherd of APEC’s Energy Working Group. She also served as DOE’s Director of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership, a government-industry cooperative research partnership. Read her full biography here.