Resiliency and Friendship: Reflections on 3.11

Sasakawa USA welcomed Ambassador John Roos, partner and Co-Founder of Geodesic Capital and U.S. Ambassador to Japan from 2009-2013, Ms. Susie Roos, Partner and CAO at Geodesic Capital, and Ms. Suzanne Basalla, President and CEO of U.S.-Japan Council and Senior Advisor to Ambassador Roos at the U.S. Embassy Tokyo from 2010-2012 to recount their personal stories of being in Tokyo during the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, and in the days and months that followed. Ms. Shanti Shoji, Director of Programs at Sasakawa USA, provided opening remarks and moderated the event.

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Cherry Blossom Festival Event: U.S.-Japan Leadership and Collaboration in Emerging Technologies

On April 2nd, Sasakawa USA held an insightful panel discussion highlighting U.S.-Japan leadership and collaboration in emerging technologies. After hearing from an esteemed panel of U.S. and Japanese speakers, attendees enjoyed a light reception for further festivity and networking.

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True Stories from Japan: A Japanese Perspective on the DC Experience

Author: Ryosuke Kimura

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog, True Stories from Japan

I arrived in the United States for the first time expecting to obtain knowledge of the U.S.-Japan relationship from American perspectives, while also feeling concerned about how I would be viewed as a Japanese student. To make my one-year stay in Washington satisfactory, I read a plethora of books and papers on U.S.-Japan relations and believed that I was ready to expand on that knowledge. In short, the city of Washington, DC has more than lived up to my expectations.

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Abe, Modi, and Partnership: India’s Views of Japan, the United States and the ‘Indo-Pacific’ Partnership

Sasakawa USA held a panel discussion on April 4 examining the importance of the U.S.-Japan-India relationship and India’s views of Japan and the United States. The event included a short session on Japan’s cultural influences on India, embracing the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s 2018 theme of “Art, Music and Play.”

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