On March 21, Sasakawa USA celebrated the importance of the U.S.-Japan relationship with a Congressional Reception at the Reserve Officers Association Building. With Washington DC’s iconic cherry blossoms already in bloom, this reception provided attendees with the opportunity to learn more about the U.S.-Japan relationship while enjoying Japanese cuisine and drinks. Speakers included Sasakawa USA CEO Ambassador James Zumwalt and Minister for Congressional Affairs Kenichi Kobayashi from the Japanese Embassy. Attendees also had the opportunity to learn more about Sasakawa USA’s work.
6:00 p.m. | Doors open
6:30 p.m. | Welcome from Chris Dockrey, Congressional Affairs Manager, Sasakawa USA
6:35 p.m. | Remarks from Ambassador James Zumwalt, CEO Sasakawa USA
6:45 p.m. | Remarks from Kenichi Kobayashi, Minister for Congressional Affairs, Embassy of Japan
6:50 to 8 p.m. | Networking and Japan cuisine reception
*This event was designed to comply with House and Senate ethics rules.