Past Events

Lunch Discussion: Strength Through Peace: Japan in the 21st Century Competitive Space

On October 25, 2018, Sasakawa USA hosted the Honorable Sharon Burke, Senior Advisor and Director of the Research Security Program at New America, at a luncheon to discuss her recently published paper “Strength Through Peace: Japan in the 21st Century Competitive Sphere.” The luncheon was held as part of Sasakawa USA’s Alumni Program and the paper is a culmination of Burke’s research from her travels to Japan in February 2018 for Sasakawa USA’s In-Depth Alumni Research Trip.

Multinational Nuclear Supplier Partnerships within the OECD

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The Global America Business Institute, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, and Heritage Foundation will host a panel discussion, “Multinational Nuclear Supplier Partnerships within the OECD: Ensuring Relevance and Competitiveness in the Global Nuclear Power Market,” on October 10, 2018. The event will be held at the Heritage Center and will conclude with lunch.

Opportunities and Challenges for Japan-Taiwan-U.S. Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

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Sasakawa USA hosted Ambassador Stanley Kao, Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) to the United States in Washington D.C., for an off-the-record policy lunch discussion on September 25, 2018. Ambassador Kao discussed Japan-Taiwan-U.S. cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, Taiwan’s southbound policy, and opportunities for collaboration with Japan.

Post-LDP Leadership Election: What’s Next for Japanese Politics?

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Tobias Harris, Sasakawa USA Fellow for Business, Economy and Trade, was joined by Prof. Toshihiro Nakayama, Japan Fellow at the Wilson Center, for a September 21, 2018, policy lunch talk on the Liberal Democratic Party’s (LDP) presidential elections held the previous day. The discussion was moderated by Sayuri Romei, Sasakawa USA’s Associate Fellow for Security and Foreign Affairs.