On March 5th 2020, Sasakawa USA welcomed our Distinguished Senior Fellow (Non-Resident) Ambassador James Zumwalt to deliver an insider’s view of the U.S. government’s civilian response to Japan’s 2011 Triple Disaster. On March 11, 2011, Ambassador Zumwalt was serving as the Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo when the earthquake and tsunami struck the seabed off Japan’s northeast coast. His presentation focused on his personal experience of the disaster and lessons learned that are still appropriate today.
The U.S.-Japan-Korea Trilateral Symposium is a student-run event aimed to educate and give the future generations of all three countries a voice regarding the promotion or peace, stability, and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region. The January 10, 2020, event was organized by International Student Conferences, Sasakawa USA, and The Korea Foundation.
Sasakawa USA and Keio University’s Cybersecurity Center co-hosted a symposium on cybersecurity December 11-12 at Keio University, Mita Campus, in Tokyo. “Cybersecurity: Trusted Digital Society for Multilateral Economy” explored the “multilateral” aspects of Trust Services, and cybersecurity dynamics among the United States, UK, European Union, Australia, Israel, and Japan.
Professor Ezra F. Vogel spoke on Sino-Japanese relations from World War II to the present at “Understanding China-Japan Relations 1945-2019” at 4:30 p.m. on October 10, 2019. Sasakawa USA co-sponsored this event with Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
On September 18, 2019, as part of The Alliance Working in America Series, Sasakawa USA held a public forum discussion in Minneapolis, Minnesota, featuring Admiral Dennis Blair, Chairman of Sasakawa USA, and Dr. Satu Limaye, Vice President and Director, East-West Center in Washington. “The U.S.-Japan Alliance in an Evolving Indo-Pacific” event, a discussion and subsequent Q&A, was moderated by Elizabeth Brailsford, COO, World Affairs Councils of America.