Each spring, Sasakawa USA gathers key security experts and officials from government, business, think tanks, and academia in the United States and Japan for a one-day forum. In-depth discussions center around the year’s developments and new challenges regarding the U.S.-Japan alliance as well as strategies to enhance it for the future.
April 24, 2019
Sasakawa USA hosted its Sixth Annual Security Forum on April 24 2019, at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C. The day-long event featured key experts and officials from government, business, think tanks, and academia who discussed and debated future challenges for the United States and Japan.
Fifth Annual Security Forum: The U.S.-Japan Alliance: Deepening Ties while Confronting New Challenges
May 2, 2018
Sasakawa USA hosted its Fifth Annual Security Forum, bringing together a range of experts from government, business, academia, and think tanks to discuss relevant topics in Asian security from the context of the U.S.-Japan alliance.
May 2, 2017
Sasakawa USA hosted its Fourth Annual Security Forum, bringing together government officials, academics, and security experts to discuss Asian security within the context of the U.S.-Japan alliance. The event provided diverse views on challenging issues with panel discussions on topics such as congressional views on trade, U.S.-Japan defense policies, the North Korean threat, and cybersecurity cooperation. In addition, results of the Sasakawa USA tabletop exercise involving the Senkaku Islands were discussed.
May 6, 2016
The Third Annual Security Forum focused on the new U.S.-Japan Defense guidelines, Japan’s recently passed security legislation, and the future of the U.S.-Japan alliance. Click here for a full summary of the event.
Second Annual Security Forum: Updating the Alliance: Domestic Changes, Regional and Global Challenges
April 29, 2015
The Second Annual Security Forum welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as the keynote speaker and featured discussions centered around recent developments and new challenges regarding the U.S.-Japan alliance and strategies to enhance it for the future.
April 30, 2014
This full-day forum brought together leading experts on U.S.-Japan relations to analyze security developments in Japan, their effects on the U.S.-Japan Alliance and implications for the region and beyond.