Author: Satohiro Akimoto
Categories: Japan Political Pulse
Satohiro Akimoto, Chairman and President of Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA The latest Nikkei poll, conducted between October 24 and 25, shows that Japanese public support of the Suga cabinet is very high – 63% of respondents approved of the new cabinet, while only 26% of respondents did not approve. Compared with Nikkei’s first poll after
On October 26, Sasakawa USA welcomed Dr. Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor Emeritus at Columbia University, for a virtual roundtable. Dr. Curtis discussed recent political developments in Japan with a focus on Prime Minister Suga and his new administration. In addition to reviewing Prime Minister Suga’s first month in office, Dr. Curtis assessed what major challenges await the Suga administration and shared his insights on the future of U.S.-Japan relations.
On October 1, 2020, Sasakawa USA was pleased to host Minister Yoko Kamikawa, recently selected to serve as the Minister of Justice for the new cabinet of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. In this virtual roundtable, Min. Kamikawa discussed the impact of COVID-19 on women in Japan, women’s leadership in business and politics in Japan, and how Japan can increase diversity in political leadership during COVID-19.
On September 15, 2020, Sasakawa USA welcomed Dr. Tomohiko Taniguchi, former Special Advisor to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet, to discuss the accomplishments of Prime Minister Abe, highlighting both his domestic and international political agenda achievement. This virtual event was concluded with a robust Q&A discussion moderated by Dr. Satohiro Akimoto, Chairman and President of Sasakawa USA.
On August 26, 2020, Sasakawa USA welcomed Prof. Nobukatsu Kanehara, Faculty of Law Department of Political Science at Doshisha University, to discuss his new book, Rekishi no Kyokun, a historical analysis of Japan’s foreign policy. Through his talk, Prof. Kanehara explained to participants how various failures in Japan’s past led to Japanese strategies of the present.