Press Releases

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

Racing to the Future: U.S.-Japan Technology Trends and Leadership in Self-Driving Vehicles

Join Sasakawa USA from 4:30-6:00 p.m. on April 2 for a panel discussion on technology trends inthe United States and Japan and U.S.-Japan leadership in autonomous driving technologies. A welcome message will be provided by a special robot guest. Embracing the National Cherry Blossom’s Festival’s 2019 “light and festive”theme, Sasakawa USA will also host an

Sasakawa USA Leader Congratulates USMC-JGSDF Exercise Iron Fist Participants

Sasakawa USA chief executive officer, Ambassador James Zumwalt, congratulated the participants from Exercise Iron Fist, the annual amphibious training program for U.S. Marines and soldiers from Japan’s Ground Self Defense Forces. Ambassador Zumwalt appeared at the closing ceremonies at Camp Pendleton as part of the Japan U.S. Military Program (JUMP), which connects past and present

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

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