Press Releases

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

Georgia’s Workforce Development Programs Complement Japanese Business Needs

Atlanta, GA– Atlanta, GA – On September 6, 2018, officials from the U.S. State Department and Japan’s Consulate-General’s office in Atlanta, joined university and technical school faculty and Georgia business leaders to discuss the important role the state plays in educating and training workers. The discussion was held during the Investing in Georgia’s Workforce: A U.S.-Japan Dialogue conference at

Japan and Georgia, Growing in Importance…Together

Atlanta, GA– Today, former military and government officials, policymakers, and business leaders held a lunch discussion at Atlanta’s Commerce Club on the economic investments Japanese companies make in the state of Georgia. The discussion, sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, and the East-West Center, focused on aspects of