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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Chairman’s Message: The future of the U.S.-Japan alliance

Author: Admiral Dennis Blair

Categories: Chairman's Message

In this edition of the Chairman’s Message, Admiral Dennis Blair looks back on forty years of experience with U.S.-Japan relations and explains why, with this long and deep perspective on the Alliance, he can say without qualification that it is the strongest it ever has been — and how to continue to grow the relationship into the future.

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Video: Leadership Innovation in Crises and Lessons from 3.11

Categories: Energy and Technology, Sasakawa USA Blog

This video is a compilation of footage from the Great East Japan Earthquake and its aftermath and clips from a Sasakawa USA – U.S.-Japan Council conference earlier this year examining the disaster and the joint response to it. The video was shown recently at USJC’s Annual Conference.

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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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JET Program recognized for role in disaster relief at film event

Author: Christa Desrets

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

Five years after the devastating Great East Japan Earthquake struck Tohoku, one key group from the international community is remembered for its humanitarian impact and key role in forging the strong U.S.-Japan bond that continues today. The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program is an initiative sponsored by the Japanese government that aims to enhance

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