Policy Briefing Series

Overview

Sasakawa USA’s Policy Briefing Series engages the Washington, D.C. policy, academic, and business communities by holding timely discussions on Japan and the U.S.-Japan alliance. The goals of the Policy Briefing Series are to foster a better understanding of the bilateral relationship and to allow candid exchange between speakers and invited guests. Discussions may be held on or off-the-record, and in general, events are by invitation-only. Recaps are posted on this page following the discussions.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Past Events

February 14, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Operationalizing the Emerging U.S.-Japan-Philippines Triangle

On February 14, 2024, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (Sasakawa USA) hosted the in-person policy briefing, “Operationalizing the Emerging U.S.-Japan-Philippines Triangle,” featuring Mr. Brian Harding, senior expert at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Mr. Harding summarized the key points from his research trip report as part of Sasakawa USA’s U.S.-Japan Research Exchange program.

January 31, 2024 - March 13, 2024
at JICC

‘Recapturing Happiness: The Enduring Spirit of Ishinomaki’ Photo Exhibit

Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (Sasakawa USA) and the Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC) of the Embassy of Japan will hold the photo exhibition Recapturing Happiness: The Enduring Spirit of Ishinomaki, featuring photographs by Mr. Keisuke Hirai. This photo exhibition conveys the resilience of the human spirit in Ishinomaki following the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011.

November 30, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am

Reflection on the First JSDF Deployment to Iraq

On Thursday, November 30, 2023, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (Sasakawa USA) hosted the in-person policy briefing, “Reflection on the First JSDF Deployment to Iraq.” In this event, LTG Koichiro Bansho, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (Ret.), shared his reflection on the 20th anniversary of Japan’s first deployment of Self-Defense Force (SDF) to Iraq.

August 31, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am

Returning of Yosegaki Hinomaru to Where They Belong

On Thursday, August 31, 2023, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (Sasakawa USA) hosted the virtual policy briefing, “Returning of ‘Yosegaki Hinomaru’ to Where They Belong.” In this event, Mr. Rex Ziak, co-founder of the OBON SOCIETY, shared his insight on the return of the “Yosegaki Hinomaru” flag to bereaved families in Japan and the significance of the return for both the U.S. and Japan.

August 30, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am

Forging a New Path for U.S.-Japan Collaboration on Women, Peace and Security (WPS)

On Wednesday, August 30, 2023, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (Sasakawa USA) hosted the virtual policy briefing, “Forging a New Path for U.S.-Japan Collaboration on Women, Peace and Security,” featuring remarks by Ms. Sahana Dharmapuri, Director at Our Secure Future, and Ms. Shanti Shoji, Director of Programs at Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA.

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