On March 5th 2020, Sasakawa USA welcomed our Distinguished Senior Fellow (Non-Resident) Ambassador James Zumwalt to deliver an insider’s view of the U.S. government’s civilian response to Japan’s 2011 Triple Disaster. On March 11, 2011, Ambassador Zumwalt was serving as the Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo when the earthquake and tsunami struck the seabed off Japan’s northeast coast. His presentation focused on his personal experience of the disaster and lessons learned that are still appropriate today.
On Wednesday, July 31, 2019, Sasakawa USA hosted Mr. Brad Glosserman, Deputy Director and Visiting Professor at the Center for Rule Making Strategies at Tama University and Senior Advisor at Pacific Forum International, for a candid discussion of his new book Peak Japan: The End of Great Ambitions. Sasakawa USA CEO Ambassador James Zumwalt moderated the on-the-record discussion and Q&A.
Join us for Episode 3 of Asia on Air as we sit down with Sasakawa USA CEO Ambassador James Zumwalt to discuss the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, which changed the face of Japan six years ago this week, on March 11, 2011. When the disaster struck, Amb. Zumwalt was serving as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, where he coordinated the United States’ support for the Japanese Government’s response to the crisis.
This video is a compilation of footage from the Great East Japan Earthquake and its aftermath and clips from a Sasakawa USA – U.S.-Japan Council conference earlier this year examining the disaster and the joint response to it. The video was shown recently at USJC’s Annual Conference.
Author: Christa Desrets
March 11, 2011, is a day the world will never forget. Five years after the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the Tohoku region that day, experts came together for a conference organized by Sasakawa USA and the U.S.-Japan Council to reflect on the triple disaster and discuss lessons learned. On March 8, the two organizations