Past Events

Discussion on Japanese politics and gender issues with Diet member

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Sasakawa USA hosted Hiroe Makiyama, Member of the Japanese House of Councillors (Democratic Party, Kanagawa prefecture), for a conversation on Japanese politics and her work on gender equality and childcare from 3-4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30. Tobias Harris, Sasakawa USA’s Fellow for Economy, Trade and Business and creator of Japan Political Pulse, an aggregator of major opinion polls conducted by Japanese media outlets, served as moderator.

Lunch Discussion: Sister Cities: Seedbed for the Grassroots of U.S.-Japan Relations

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On April 25, 2018, Sasakawa USA hosted Grace Ruch Clegg, Former Projects and Outreach Coordinator at the East-West Center in Washington, to present on her upcoming paper, “Sister Cities: Seedbed for the Grassroots of U.S.-Japan Relations.” The luncheon was part of Sasakawa USA’s Alumni Program and moderated by Juliane Doscher, Executive Assistant to the CEO & Program Assistant at Sasakawa USA.

South Asia’s Development in the Context of China-India Rivalry

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On April 16, Sasakawa USA hosted Keiichiro Nakazawa, Director General of the South Asia Department at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), for a policy lunch discussion on “South Asia’s Development in the Context of China-India Rivalry.” The discussion was moderated by Sasakawa USA CEO Ambassador James Zumwalt. In his presentation, Nakazawa discussed the challenges