Chairman's Message

The 2018 Holiday Season – The Norm or a Calm Before the Storm?

The G20 Summit in Argentina offered a glimpse of what international meetings of world leaders are supposed to be. The world public was treated to images of smiling statesmen and women in relaxed surroundings, communiques endorsing multilateral cooperation for peace and prosperity, and many eagerly awaited side meetings on individual issues. Heads of the world’s

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Press Releases

Sasakawa USA appoints new President

Washington, D.C. –  Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Satohiro Akimoto as our new president, effective January 3, 2019.  Akimoto will work with Admiral Dennis Blair (ret.), Chairman of the Board, and Ambassador (ret.) James Zumwalt, Chief Executive Officer, to advance Sasakawa USA’s mission of strengthening U.S.-Japan relations through

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Report on Approaches to DPRK Provocation Calls for Greater Trilateral Planning

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, December 6, Sasakawa USA will host a panel discussion and release a report on its recent unclassified tabletop exercise designed to test the policy, diplomatic, and military responses of the U.S., Japan, and South Korea to North Korean sanction evasion activities and signs of internal instability. The report, Testing the

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In the News

Inkstick Media article examines Japan’s chance to lead on climate change

Darah Phillip, Research Assistant for Sasakawa USA, has published an article on Inkstick Media about Japan and climate change. “Japan’s Chance to Lead on Climate Change,” was published on October 16 and examines the steps Japan could take to establish a global lead in mitigating climate change. Specifically, Philip argues that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should reject burning coal as a source of energy in Japan and abroad, and work to develop and share Japanese technologies and best practices with other nations.

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Fiscal 2018 Tax Reforms Aim at Overcoming Deflation

The Liberal Democratic Party and Kōmeitō announced a tax reform package for fiscal 2018 that will affect the income tax, the corporate tax, and the tax on business succession (inheritance tax) as well as establish such new taxes as a departure tax for travelers leaving Japan.

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