Japan ramps up clean energy as U.S. recedes

Author: Umair Irfan

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

Japan is trying to reinvent itself at a major technology exporter, with energy as a key component of its role in mitigating global climate change, and is looking for U.S. help in achieving this goal by making overtures to the United States as a market for its manufacturing and technology.  At the same time, the country is seeking more liquefied natural gas exports from the U.S.

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Episode 03: Ambassador James Zumwalt remembers 3/11

Categories: Asia on Air, Energy and Technology, Sasakawa USA Blog

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.

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Looking back on Operation Tomodachi, five years later

Author: Sankei Shimbun

Categories: Energy and Technology, In the News

Sasakawa USA’s James Kendall’s experience working with Operation Tomodachi is detailed in a March 8 article series in the Sankei Shimbun. The articles detail how Kendall and other U.S. Forces assisted relief efforts following the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. Kendall, Sasakawa USA’s Fellow for Common Challenges, served as the Marine liaison to the

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Experts commemorate 3/11 tragedy by seeking to learn from disaster

Author: Christa Desrets

Categories: Energy and Technology, Sasakawa USA Blog

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

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