On June 24, 2019, Sasakawa USA hosted Ambassador Kazutoshi Aikawa, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Japan in the United States, for a special briefing to preview Japan’s priorities for the Osaka G-20 Summit. Sasakawa USA Fellow Tobias Harris moderated the off-the-record discussion and Q&A. Approximately 25 academics, think tank professionals, journalists, and U.S. government officials attended this event.
On June 10, 2019, Sasakawa USA hosted William “Bud” Roth, Non-Resident Fellow for Cybersecurity at Sasakawa USA, for a policy lunch series event on “5G Security and National Strategy Coordination.” Christopher Rodeman, Research Fellow and Director of JUMP at Sasakawa USA, moderated the on-the-record discussion.
On May 22, 2019, Sasakawa USA hosted Sonja Schaefer, a legislative assistant handling a portfolio of issues related to trade, labor, immigration, budget, and appropriations for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, for a private luncheon. At the event, a group of experts discussed Schafer’s soon-to-be published paper on global steel excess capacity and how the United States and Japan can better align their policies to combat this issue.
On April 30, 2019, Sasakawa USA hosted Dani Charles, Co-Founder & CEO, Charles Bernard Ventures, for a private luncheon to present on his soon-to-be published paper on the strategic relationship between Japan and Israel as it relates to cyber, technology, and innovation, and how the United States might facilitate this Japan-Israel exchange.
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.