Sasakawa USA’s Fifth Annual Security Forum: The U.S.-Japan Alliance: Deepening Ties while Confronting New Challenges

Date: May 2, 2018

Sasakawa USA’s Fifth Annual Security Forum took place at the Willard InterContinental in Washington, D.C. on May 2, 2018. This day-long conference brought together a range of experts from government, business, academia, and think tanks to discuss Asian security from the context of the U.S.-Japan alliance.

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Architects tackle emissions in a culture that discards homes

Author: Umair Irfan

Categories: Energy and Technology, Sasakawa USA Blog

In Japan, buildings use close to 70 percent of the country’s electricity, as many structures leak air and moisture or use outdated equipment. More than one-third of the country’s greenhouse gases come from homes and offices. In an article for E&E News, Sasakawa USA 2016 Journalism Fellow writes about ways architects in Japan are working to improve energy efficiency.

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Japan and the United States as Global Leaders: Sasakawa USA and SAFE’s Leadership Tour to Japan in Energy and Innovation

Sasakawa USA held an on-the-record policy lunch on Monday, December 11, 2017. The discussion reviewed Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) and Sasakawa USA’s Leadership Tour to Japan between October 22-27. During the trip, American delegates met with corporate leaders and key Japanese government officials and visited Japan’s cutting-edge technology centers to identify best practices from both nations and promote dialogue and collaboration.

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Japan is king of efficiency. But it’s losing climate passion

Author: Umair Irfan

Categories: Energy and Technology, Sasakawa USA Blog

Despite gains in energy-consciousness, Japan struggles to become more climate-conscious, says Umair Irfan, recipient of Sasakawa USA’s 2016 Journalism Fellowship. In the fifth article in his series on Japan’s role in global energy and climate change, Mr. Irfan details some of the challenges faced by Japan’s environmentalist movement.

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The U.S.-Japan Partnership on Energy, Business, and the Challenges of China and North Korea

Date: September 13, 2017

Sasakawa USA is excited to announce the Alliance Working America (TAWA) event series, which highlights the ways in which U.S.-Japan partnership secures U.S. interests at the regional and national levels. The first TAWA event, “The U.S.-Japan Partnership on Energy, Business, and the Challenges of China and North Korea,” took place in Houston, Texas.

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