On June 10, 2021, Dr. Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at Harvard University, and Sasakawa USA’s Advisory Committee member, joined Sasakawa USA for a discussion of the role of morals in U.S. foreign policy and the impact of soft power on international relations.
On May 20, 2021 Sasakawa USA welcomed Mr. Kenichiro Mizoguchi, Mr. Shinsuke Takahashi, and Ms. Misato Kogure, representatives of three Japanese private sector firms, for a discussion of U.S.-Japan economic ties in the context of the broader U.S.-Japan strategic partnership.
On April 13, Sasakawa USA was pleased to welcome the Hon. Masashi Adachi, Special Advisor to Japanese Prime Minister Suga, the Hon. Randall G. Schriver, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Affairs, and Amb. Kurt Tong, a Partner at The Asia Group, for a discussion of how the Biden administration will approach the Indo-Pacific region.
On March 30, 2021, Sasakawa USA, in partnership with the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC), welcomed Representative Don Bacon (R-NE) and Representative Marc Veasey (D-TX) to discuss the Pacific security policy priorities of the 117th Congress and provide insights on how the Armed Services Committee is seeking to address these challenges. The Hon. Peter Roskam (R-IL, 2007-2019), FMC Board of Directors member, provided opening remarks and moderated the event.
Sasakawa USA welcomed Ambassador John Roos, partner and Co-Founder of Geodesic Capital and U.S. Ambassador to Japan from 2009-2013, Ms. Susie Roos, Partner and CAO at Geodesic Capital, and Ms. Suzanne Basalla, President and CEO of U.S.-Japan Council and Senior Advisor to Ambassador Roos at the U.S. Embassy Tokyo from 2010-2012 to recount their personal stories of being in Tokyo during the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, and in the days and months that followed. Ms. Shanti Shoji, Director of Programs at Sasakawa USA, provided opening remarks and moderated the event.