APEC, Regional Trade, and U.S.-Japan Economic Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

Sasakawa USA hosted an off-the-record policy lunch discussion with Ambassador Matt Matthews, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs and Ambassador for APEC. Sasakawa USA CEO Ambassador James Zumwalt served as moderator. D.C.-based think tank experts as well as those with an interest in U.S.-Japan economic relations and U.S.-APEC relations attended the lunch talk, in which Ambassador Matthews discussed APEC’s role in the Indo-Pacific and its work in relation to U.S. strategy in the region.

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Outcome of APEC 2017 and Recent Developments in U.S.-Vietnam Relations

Sasakawa USA held an off-the-record policy lunch on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. The lunch focused on “Outcome of APEC 2017 and Recent Developments in U.S.-Vietnam Relations.” The discussion featured comments from Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the United States. Daniel Bob, Director of Programs and

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Interview with Sasakawa USA’s Dr. Phyllis Yoshida featured in newsletter

Categories: Energy and Technology, In the News

An interview with Sasakawa USA’s Dr. Phyllis Yoshida, Fellow for Energy and Technologyrecently was featured in the December 2016 issue (Issue No. 13) of the APEC Oil and Gas Security Newsletter. Click through to read the full interview.

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Summit dialogues reinforce strength of US-Japan relationship

Author: Christa Desrets

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

The United States and Japan reaffirmed the strength of their bilateral relationship at two high-level summits in Asia in late November: The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit and the East Asia Summit (EAS). On December 2, the House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific held a hearing assessing U.S. Strategic Interests related to those summits, both of which were attended by President Barack Obama.

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Perspectives: Breaking the ice in Northeast Asia, by Kent C. Calder

Author: Mainichi Shimbun

Categories: Views

While top world leaders spent their time surrounding the G-20 and APEC meetings travelling around the region and making ties with ASEAN and other leaders, Japan’s struggle remains in Northeast Asia.

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