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June 2024

Rising Indo-Pacific Security Experts (RISE) Meet with Mr. Masayuki Masuda

June 25, 2024 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

On June 25, Sasakawa USA convened the Rising Indo-Pacific Security Experts (RISE) event, “Great Power Competition in the Indo-Pacific: View from the U.S.-Japan Alliance,” featuring Mr. Masayuki Masuda, head of the China Division at the National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS) at Japan’s Ministry of Defense.

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May 2024

Japan’s Strides in Women, Peace and Security: Insights from the WPS Parliamentarians’ Network Japan

May 2, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

On Thursday, May 2, Sasakawa USA convened a breakfast SWAN roundtable featuring remarks by Hon. Miki Yamada, member of the House of Representatives of Japan and chief secretary for the WPS Parliamentarians’ Network Japan, and Ms. Shanti Shoji, director of Programs at Sasakawa USA.

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March 2024

Rising Indo-Pacific Security Experts (RISE) Meet with Lieutenant General Noboru Yamaguchi

March 12, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On March 12, Sasakawa USA hosted LTG Noboru Yamaguchi, former commanding general of the research and development command, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (Ret.), to engage with Sasakawa USA’s Rising Indo-Pacific Security Experts (RISE) on “Reflections on Ukraine and Taiwan: History Rhymes?”

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December 2023

Woman-Led Innovation in the Workplace: How One Woman Instituted the “Cool Japan” Campaign for the Government of Japan

December 12, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

On December 12, Sasakawa USA convened a SWAN discussion featuring remarks by Ms. Mika Takagi, Director General of the Washington, D.C. office of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). In this event, Ms. Takagi shared insights on how emerging women leaders can spark innovation and effect change within large institutions.

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November 2023

Rising Indo-Pacific Security Experts (RISE) Meet with Lieutenant General Koichiro Bansho

November 29, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On November 29, Sasakawa USA welcomed LTG Koichiro Bansho, 35th Commanding General, Western Army, JGSDF (Retired) to reflect on the JSDF’s first deployment to Iraq, as well as to discuss potential new roles and responsibilities for the JSDF to strengthen the U.S.-Japan alliance.

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National War College Event with Lieutenant General Koichiro Bansho (JGSDF, Ret.)

November 27, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

On November 27, Sasakawa USA welcomed LTG Koichiro Bansho, 35th Commanding General, Western Army, (JGSDF, Ret.) to the National War College to speak with students about his experience in Iraq, as well as his thoughts on Taiwan.

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October 2023

Women, Peace and Security: A New Path for U.S.-Japan Collaboration

October 30, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

On October 30, Sasakawa USA hosted the roundtable, “Women, Peace and Security: A New Path for U.S.-Japan Collaboration,” featuring remarks by Ms. Erin Cooper, acting director for international humanitarian policy at the Department of Defense, and Ms. Shanti Shoji, director of programs at Sasakawa USA. In this event, Ms. Shoji and Ms. Cooper provided an overview of WPS and explained its core principles and how it fits into the institutional landscape of U.S.-Japan relations.

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Rising Indo-Pacific Security Experts (RISE) Meet with Lieutenant General Koichi Isobe (JGSDF, Ret.)

October 26, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

On October 26, Sasakawa USA welcomed LTG Koichi Isobe, former 37th commander of the Eastern Army (2013-2015), JGSDF (Retired), and current senior advisor for Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., to discuss the geopolitical landscape of Northeast Asia and the U.S.-Japan alliance.

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July 2023

Rising Indo-Pacific Security Experts (RISE) Meet with Major General Hiroyuki Sugai

July 12, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On July 12, Sasakawa USA welcomed Major General Hiroyuki Sugai (JASDF), defense and air attaché at the Embassy of Japan in the United States of America, to discuss the advancements that the U.S.-Japan security alliance has made during his three years in Washington, as well as what the two allies can do to further strengthen the alliance to effectively meet challenges and threats in the Indo-Pacific region.

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May 2023

Global Economic Challenges: Japan’s Perspective on China, Emerging Asia, and Beyond

May 23, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

On May 23, Sasakawa USA welcomed Mr. Takehiko Nakao, chairman of the Institute at Mizuho Research & Technologies, Ltd. and former president of the Asian Development Bank , for a lunch event where he discussed geo-economic challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.

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April 2023

Rising Indo-Pacific Security Experts (RISE) Meet with Minister Motosada Matano

April 19, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On April 19, Sasakawa USA welcomed Min. Motosada Matano, head of the political affairs at the Embassy of Japan in the United States of America, to discuss developments in Japan’s security and defense policies, as well as in the international security landscape.

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October 2022

Young Security Experts Meet with ADM Tomohisa Takei

October 4, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

On October 4, Sasakawa USA welcomed ADM Tomohisa Takei (JMSDF, Ret.), who served as the 32nd Chief of Staff for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, to discuss how global threats to liberal international order, specifically from Russia and China, will affect the future of Japanese and U.S. strategic planning.

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