On March 7, 2019, Sasakawa USA, the Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville, the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, and the World Affairs Councils of America co-sponsored “Japan-Kentucky Collaboration: Developing the Bluegrass Workforce and Economy.” This panel discussion, held at the Hyatt Regency Lexington, was presented in partnership with World Trade Center Kentucky and Japan-America Society of Kentucky.
On March 6, 2019, Sasakawa USA co-hosted a public panel discussion, “The U.S.-Japan Alliance Working in Kentucky,” with the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana and the World Affairs Councils of America in partnership with the East-West Center in Washington and Japan-America Society of Kentucky. The panel, held in Louisville, Kentucky, examined important developments in today’s Japan with implications for U.S.-Japan relations, the depth and breadth of Japan-Kentucky ties, and the impact of Japanese business investments in Kentucky.
On February 13, 2019, Sasakawa USA hosted LtGen Lawrence Nicholson (USMC, ret.), former Commander of the III Marine Expeditionary Force (2015-2018), for a Policy Lunch Series event on “Security Threats in the Western Pacific: A Former III MEF Commander’s Perspective.” Chris Rodeman, Research Fellow at Sasakawa USA, moderated the discussion.
Yun Sun, Co-Director of the East Asia Program and Director of the China Program at the Stimson Center, was the guest speaker at Sasakawa USA’s February 6 Policy Lunch Series discussion on “China’s Strategic Perception of Japan: The View from Beijing.” The off-the-record discussion was moderated by Sasakawa USA Research Assistant Darah Phillip.
Japan’s New National Defense Program Guidelines: Alliance Strategies for the Third Post-Cold War Era
On January 11, 2019, Sasakawa USA and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will co-sponsor “Japan’s New National Defense Program Guidelines: Alliance Strategies for the Third Post-Cold War Era,” a panel event addressing Japan’s revised defense program guidelines and what they mean for security in Northeast Asia.