U.S.-Japan Research Exchange

Overview

Sasakawa USA’s U.S.-Japan Research Exchange provides experts from the U.S. and Japan the opportunity to cultivate a deeper understanding of current challenges and opportunities within the U.S.-Japan relationship. Individuals invited to participate have engaged in Sasakawa USA activities or have made significant contributions to U.S.-Japan relations. Through a one-to-two-week research trip to the U.S. or Japan, participants engage in meetings, roundtable discussions, and networking opportunities with an array of high-level leaders from the government, civil society, academia, and the media. During this research trip, participants can also take part in engagements with either Sasakawa Peace Foundation in Tokyo or Sasakawa USA in Washington, D.C.

Upon completion of the trip, each participant shares their findings with Sasakawa USA through activities such as a public briefing or a research paper. Through the participants’ engagements and strengthened network, this program contributes to deepening and expanding discourse on a variety of U.S.-Japan topics and generates more opportunities for collaboration and idea exchange among experts in both countries.

Researchers

Priorities for the Emerging U.S.-Japan-Philippines Triangle

Priorities for the Emerging U.S.-Japan-Philippines Triangle

Brian Harding, February 14, 2024
Commentary and Analysis

Sea of Japan: Resurgent Conflict Flashpoint or Strategic Distraction?

Sea of Japan: Resurgent Conflict Flashpoint or Strategic Distraction?

Brent D. Sadler, August 30, 2022
Commentary and Analysis

Mr. Sadler summarizes the key findings from his 2022 In-Depth Research Trip to Tokyo, Kyoto, Maizuru, and Kobe visiting experts from government, think tanks, universities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan Coast Guard, and the Japanese Self Defense Forces to gain insights on current Japanese perceptions of security threats in and around the Sea of Japan.

The U.S. and Japan After the INF Treaty

The U.S. and Japan After the INF Treaty

Ankit Panda, February 13, 2020
Commentary and Analysis

Panda explores the history of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, the United States’ decision to withdraw, capabilities, concerns, and implications for the U.S.-Japan alliance for the post-INF era.

New Ground-Launched Missiles for the U.S.-Japan Alliance?

New Ground-Launched Missiles for the U.S.-Japan Alliance?

Ankit Panda, January 23, 2020
Commentary and Analysis

Panda explores the ramifications in East Asia of the United States’ decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and how the U.S.-Japan alliance might best position itself for the post-INF era.

Chutzpah meets Monozukuri: A Look at the Japanese-Israeli Cyber Relationship

Chutzpah meets Monozukuri: A Look at the Japanese-Israeli Cyber Relationship

Dani Charles, September 24, 2019
Commentary and Analysis

Charles outlines the relationship between Japan and Israel, particularly in how it relates to cyber, innovation, and technology, and recommends avenues in which the United States can extend its role as a supporter in the relationship.

Combating Global Steel Excess Capacity: Policy Proposals for the United States, Japan, and the Global Community

Combating Global Steel Excess Capacity: Policy Proposals for the United States, Japan, and the Global Community

Sonja Schaefer, June 26, 2019
Commentary and Analysis

Schaefer outlines a brief historical background on the development of global steel excess capacity and analyzes two of the world’s largest producers and consumers of steel, Japan and the United States, in an effort to assess how they can influence a global reduction in steel excess capacity.

Strategic Distraction: America, China, and Japan in the 21st Century Competitive Space

Strategic Distraction: America, China, and Japan in the 21st Century Competitive Space

Sharon Burke, October 3, 2018
Commentary and Analysis

Burke posits that Japan–playing to its strengths as a security builder–has an opportunity to improve global readiness for the great security challenges of the later part of this century, not all of which are military in nature.

Japan’s Changing Electricity Market Recommendations for Policy Makers

Japan’s Changing Electricity Market Recommendations for Policy Makers

Tarak Shah, July 5, 2018
Commentary and Analysis

Shah highlights current trends in the Japanese electricity market, notes areas of strength, and outlines specific changes that Japanese policy makers could implement for a safer, cleaner energy future.

Sister Cities: Seedbed for the Grassroots of U.S.-Japan Relations

Sister Cities: Seedbed for the Grassroots of U.S.-Japan Relations

Grace Ruch Clegg, May 23, 2018
Commentary and Analysis

Ruch Clegg shares her findings on the legacy, benefits, challenges, and outlook for sister city relationships between the United States and Japan. Clegg finds that despite the challenges, U.S.-Japan sister relationships remain a vibrant element of the broader bilateral relationship.

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