Press Releases

Leadership Change at Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

Today, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (Sasakawa USA) announced that Admiral Dennis Blair will retire as Chairman of the Board, effective October 1, and Chief Executive Officer Ambassador James Zumwalt will step down, effective August 31. As their replacement, the Sasakawa USA Board of Directors has appointed Sasakawa USA President Dr. Satohiro Akimoto to succeed Admiral

Sasakawa USA Releases Book on Japan’s NDP Guidelines: Aligning U.S. and Japanese Defense Strategies for the Third Post-Cold War Era

Sasakawa USA released The New National Defense Program Guidelines: Aligning U.S. and Japanese Defense Strategies for the Third Post-Cold War Era, a policy analysis by U.S. and Japanese scholars and former defense officials that examines implications of Japan’s recently released National Defense Program Guidelines (NDPG). Japan’s revision of the NDPG in December 2018 represents significant

The U.S.-Japan Alliance: New Security Challenges

As one of the U.S.’ closest allies, Japan plays an increasingly pivotal role throughout the Indo-Pacific region where threats from China, North Korea, and other nations are a constant challenge to global security. Please join Sasakawa USA at its Sixth Annual Security Forum to hear insights and commentary from current and former government officials from

U.S.-Japan Technology Trends and Leadership in Self-Driving Vehicles

Sasakawa USA will host a meeting of technology experts from Silicon Valley for a panel discussion on trends and leadership in autonomous driving vehicles in the United States and Japan on April 2. The panelists will discuss technologies in the United States and Japan with a focus on autonomous driving vehicles (AV). They will explore

Japan-Kentucky Collaboration: Developing the Bluegrass Workforce and Economy

On March 7, Sasakawa USA will co-host a panel discussion of Japan’s future overseas investment interests and the kinds of workforce needed in Kentucky to support these investments. The conversation will seek to identify the challenges that Kentucky faces to recruit and train the necessary workforce, and explore how Japanese and U.S. companies, state, and