On July 9th Sasakawa USA held a virtual meeting to analyze General Berger’s new strategic vision and its implication to the U.S. Japan alliance in the Asia Pacific theater. The event began with a presentation by LtGen Wallace “Chip” Gregson, USMC (Ret.) who described the nature of the major strategic changes to the Marine Corps, its implications for the U.S.-Japan Alliance, and what needs to be done to achieve these goals from his perspective. His presentation was followed with commentary by LtGen Lawrence Nicholson, USMC (Ret.) and LtGen Koichiro Bansho, JGSDF (Ret.).
On June 16, 2020, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA welcomed four distinguished panelists to discuss the findings and recommendations of Sasakawa USA’s unclassified Tabletop Exercise (TTX) Pacific Trident III. The four panelists were Admiral Dennis Blair, USN (Ret.), Rear Admiral Michael McDevitt (Ret.), Ms. Kelly Magsamen, and Nr. Nobukatsu Kanehara. This talk was presented through Sasakawa USA’s Policy Briefing Series and held virtually via Zoom.
On May 26, 2020, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (Sasakawa USA) and the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC) welcomed Representative Larry Bucshon M.D. (R-IN) to provide his views of the U.S.-Japan relationship, geopolitics, economics, trade and COVID-19; his experience with the Congressional Study Group on Japan; and a brief forecast on the upcoming elections.
On May 20th, 2020, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (Sasakawa USA) welcomed Kyushu University Associate Professor Dr. Nobuhiro Aizawa to deliver a talk on, Chinese Competition with Japan and the U.S.: Implications for Southeast Asian Nations. Dr. Aizawa is a Japan scholar at Wilson Center, supported by Sasakawa Peace Foundation. Vice President and Director of the East-West Center in Washington, Dr. Satu Limaye was also present to provide commentary on the issues Dr. Aizawa presented. This talk was presented through Sasakawa USA’s Policy Briefing Series and was held virtually via Zoom Webinar.
Sasakawa USA will travel to Utah for its sixth installment of The Alliance Working in America (TAWA) program. TAWA seeks to engage regional leaders, influencers, and the general public in U.S. cities outside of Washington, D.C. on the importance of the U.S.-Japan alliance to U.S. interests, both at the regional and national levels.