On July 22, 2019, Sasakawa USA hosted Tobias Harris, Fellow for Economy, Trade, and Business at Sasakawa USA, and Dr. Andrew Oros, Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Washington College, for a policy lunch series event examining the results of Japan’s House of Councillors election and analyzing its impact on Japanese policy and U.S.-Japan relations. Ambassador James Zumwalt, CEO at Sasakawa USA, moderated the on-the-record discussion.
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In the lead up to and aftermath of Japan’s Lower House elections on October 22, Sasakawa USA’s Tobias Harris provided expert commentary on the elections and the overall political landscape in Japan for a range of publications and media outlets including Washington Post, Financial Times, and NPR.
An October 16 Tokyo Business Today article on U.S. perspectives of the upcoming Japanese elections featured insights from U.S.-based Japan experts such as Sasakawa USA’s Ambassador James Zumwalt. Despite the importance of the election, the U.S. public and policymakers are not anticipating big changes as a result of the elections.