Cherry Blossom Festival Event: U.S.-Japan Leadership and Collaboration in Emerging Technologies

On April 2nd, Sasakawa USA held an insightful panel discussion highlighting U.S.-Japan leadership and collaboration in emerging technologies. After hearing from an esteemed panel of U.S. and Japanese speakers, attendees enjoyed a light reception for further festivity and networking.

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Toshiba in crisis after failed nuclear gamble

Author: Mori Kazuo

Categories: Energy and Technology, In-Depth with Nippon.com

Toshiba is in profound difficulties, facing enormous losses from its nuclear subsidiary and forced to sell off its profitable flash memory business. Journalist Mori Kazuo traces the path from President Nishida Atsutoshi’s 2005 gamble to pull the company out of stagnation up to its present troubles.

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‘Japan Matters’ events explore importance of Japan on U.S. economy, security

Author: Juliane Doscher

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

In mid-October, Sasakawa USA in partnership with the East-West Center of Washington (EWCW) and several other organizations, had the pleasure of hosting two “Japan Matters” events to explore the importance of Japan on the American economy and beyond.

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Japanese Perspective

Author: Kayo Matsumoto

Categories: Sasakawa USA Forum

Sasakawa USA Forum Issue No. 5

The “Abenomics Acceleration Diet” opened in September with passage of the TPP as one of their goals. Will TPP be ratified in this Diet session? It is difficult to predict, but the Abe administration has made TPP and passage of its implementing bills a high priority. The Diet debate will surely be heated, and among the contentious issues will not only be TPP’s impact on Japan and its agriculture industry but also the status of ratification in the United States.

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Chairman’s Message: The Japan Lobby—or lack thereof—within America’s marketplace of ideas

Author: Admiral Dennis Blair

Categories: Chairman's Message, Sasakawa USA Blog

When compared to interest groups of other important American allies and partners, and even some competitors, Japan does not have a loud interest group working on its behalf with the United States.

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