Past Events

The EU’s Strategy for Indo-Pacific Engagement

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On February 28, 2022, Sasakawa USA hosted the virtual Policy Briefing, “The EU’s Strategy for Indo-Pacific Engagement,” featuring Mr. George Cunningham, Former Strategic Adviser at the Asia-Pacific Department of the European External Action Service, for a discussion on the EU’s strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific. He further touched upon the recent developments of the Ukrainian crisis and its potential impact on the EU’s strategy and the outcomes of the February 22, 2022 Ministerial Forum addressing specific challenges related to security and defense, digital connectivity, and global infrastructure development.

Alliance Options for Responding to a Taiwan Crisis

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To download as a PDF, please click here.   On Thursday, February 10, 2022, Sasakawa USA’s US-Japan NEXT Alliance Initiative held a bilateral dialogue focusing on alliance options for responding to a potential Taiwan crisis. This not-for-attribution event welcomed around 15 American and Japanese experts from government agencies, think tanks, universities, and involved former government

Requirements for Crafting Japan’s New National Security Strategy

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On January 27, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA hosted the virtual policy briefing, “Requirements for Crafting Japan’s New National Security Strategy.” This event featured Lieutenant General Koichi Isobe, JGSDF (Ret.), 37th Commander of the Eastern Army (2013-2015), who is a member of the National Security Strategy Study Group (国家安全保障戦略研究会, Kokka Anzen Hoshō Senryaku Kenkyūkai). LtGen. Isobe provided remarks on behalf of the group to share their policy recommendations from their report, “What is Required of the New National Security Strategy: To Confront the Turbulent Era.”

Japan as Relevant as Ever: The Economist Special Report on Reiwa Japan

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On January 6, Sasakawa USA hosted a virtual event, “Japan As Relevant As Ever: The Economist Special Report on Reed by Reiwa Japan.” This event spotlighted Mr. Noah Sneider, Tokyo Bureau Chief at The Economist, for a discussion on his recent special report, published by The Economist, “Japan As Relevant As Ever” on December 11, 2021.