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August 2017

Interpreting Abe’s New Cabinet Choices and Assessing the Impact

August 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, Suite 600, 1819 L St. NW
Washington, 20036
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Date: August 4, 2017

Sasakawa USA held a private policy lunch talk with the Wall Street Journal's Jacob Schlesinger and Sasakawa USA's Economy, Trade, and Business Fellow Tobias Harris, who discussed the ramifications of the cabinet reshuffle for Abe's premiership, his security and economic policies, and the future of the LDP.

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July 2017

After the Tokyo Election: The Return of Political Instability?

July 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, Suite 600, 1819 L St. NW
Washington, 20036
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Date: July 13, 2017

The lunch discussion "After the Tokyo Election: The Return of Political Instability?" focused on the implications of the July 2 Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly elections and poor approval ratings for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's leadership in the Liberal Democratic Party.

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April 2017

Critical Mineral Supply Chains for Energy Storage

April 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, Suite 600, 1819 L St. NW
Washington, 20036
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Date: April 26, 2017

Sasakawa USA and Benchmark Mineral Intelligence are hosting a unique event exploring the bottlenecks and opportunities in the lithium-ion battery supply chain, from raw material (lithium, graphite, cobalt) to the growth in electric vehicles and utility storage markets.

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March 2017

Report Launch: Securing Critical Resources in a New Green and Industrial Era

March 24, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
The Army and Navy Club on Farragut Square, 901 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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Date: March 24, 2017

Sasakawa USA launched a report addressing the rare metals critical to technologies that are driving economic growth and the green economy. This event brought together several leading experts and industry insiders to discuss a new report on the challenges of identifying resource insecurities and developing strategies to ensure resilient resource supplies.

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November 2016

Securing Critical Resources in a New Green and Industrial Era

November 30, 2016 @ 8:45 am - 3:35 pm
Bechtel Conference Center at Stanford University, 616 Serra St.
Stanford, CA 94305 United States
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Date: November 30, 2016

In partnership with the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Center at Stanford University, Sasakawa USA hosted a conference to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and limitations of creating resilient supplies of critical materials, namely rare metals.

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July 2016

Japan Update: Upper House Elections and Implications for the Abe Administration

July 13, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Army and Navy Club on Farragut Square, 901 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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Date: July 13, 2016

This event brought together several Sasakawa USA experts for a special Speakers Series event to discuss results of the July 10 House of Councillors elections and what they will mean for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration.

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March 2016

Supply Chains, Security, and Cyber Threats: Promoting U.S.-Japan Cooperation to Mitigate Risks and Improve Practices

March 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Panasonic North American Headquarters, 2 Riverfront Plaza
Newark, NJ 07102 United States
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Date: March 9, 2016

Enhanced market access across the Asia Pacific region offers new opportunities — but also risks — for Japanese and U.S. companies doing business abroad. This conference focused on managing the critical issues of security, cyber threats, and supply chains.

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January 2016

U.S.-Japan Common Economic Challenges dialogue

January 3, 2016

Date: January 3, 2016

On January 3, 2016, Sasakawa USA participated in the third meeting of the High-Level Working Group on Japan-U.S. Common Economic Challenges. The private meeting in San Francisco brought together distinguished economists and former government officials from both countries for a private exchange on key economic issues.

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July 2015

Regional and Institutional Perspectives on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

July 22, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States

Date: July 22, 2015

Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA held a half-day public panel discussion on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

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February 2013

The Economics of Abenomics

February 15, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Peterson Institute for International Economics, 1750 Massachusetts Avenue. NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States

Date: February 15, 2013

Japan's new Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has made the country's economic revival his top priority and has already begun implementing a mix of monetary, fiscal and economic growth strategies toward that end.

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April 2012

Japan’s Economic and Political Future

April 26, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), 1800 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20006 United States

Date: April 26, 2012

Japan faces a daunting array of challenges. The country’s growth has stagnated over the past two decades, and China’s growing influence is reshaping Japan’s regional and global role. Japan already has the world’s oldest population, and current trends point to a one‐third decrease in the country’s population by 2060.

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December 2011

Japan and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

December 2, 2011 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Date: December 2, 2011

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda recently announced that Japan would start talks with member countries on participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). TPP is regarded by many as the best route to a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific, a goal for many in the region since 1993.

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