True Stories from Japan: First impressions with host family endangered by sushi

Author: Christa Desrets

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog, True Stories from Japan

On the surface, dining out in Japan is not an inherently stressful experience. But on this particular night, a vocabulary mishap paired with the anxiety of meeting my new host family for the first time made for a memorable evening.

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Congressional staffers deepen knowledge of Japan on delegation to Tokyo and Okinawa

Author: Christa Desrets

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

Nine senior congressional staff members and a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives had the opportunity to deepen their political, economic, historical, and cultural knowledge of Japan in early June while participating in a week-long trip to Okinawa and Tokyo. The tour, conducted through the Congressional Study Group on Japan with support from

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