Past Events

Book Discussion: Peak Japan: The End of Great Ambitions

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On Wednesday, July 31, 2019, Sasakawa USA hosted Mr. Brad Glosserman, Deputy Director and Visiting Professor at the Center for Rule Making Strategies at Tama University and Senior Advisor at Pacific Forum International, for a candid discussion of his new book Peak Japan: The End of Great Ambitions. Sasakawa USA CEO Ambassador James Zumwalt moderated the on-the-record discussion and Q&A.

Japan’s Upper House Election Results: Implications for U.S.-Japan Relations

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On July 22, 2019, Sasakawa USA hosted Tobias Harris, Fellow for Economy, Trade, and Business at Sasakawa USA, and Dr. Andrew Oros, Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Washington College, for a policy lunch series event examining the results of Japan’s House of Councillors election and analyzing its impact on Japanese policy and U.S.-Japan relations. Ambassador James Zumwalt, CEO at Sasakawa USA, moderated the on-the-record discussion.

G-20 Osaka Summit Preview: Goals, Expectations, and Areas for U.S.-Japan Collaboration

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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.

5G Security and National Strategy Coordination

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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.