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.
An English translation of General Ryoichi Oriki, JGSDF (Ret.) statement provided at Sasakawa USA’s recent event, Operation TOMODACHI: A Ten-Year Commemoration, where he expresses his heartfelt gratitude to the U.S. government and military for their enduring support through Operation TOMODACHI.
On March 3, JUMP hosted a virtual event in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan and Sasakawa USA. Ambassador Koji Tomita, Admiral Patrick M. Walsh, USN (Ret.), Commanders of the U.S. and Japan military divisions that led Operation TOMODACHI, General Ryoichi Oriki, JGSDF (Ret.), and Major General Hiroyuki Sugai, Defense and Air Attaché at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C., delivered special remarks and reflected on the success of Operation TOMODACHI.
Allied Against Natural Disaster?: The Need for Exceptional Disaster Relief Policy for the U.S.-Japan AllianceSeptember 4, 2018
Author: Michael Bosack
Categories: Sasakawa USA Forum
Sasakawa USA Forum Issue No. 14
Since the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, the U.S. and Japan have taken steps to improve cooperation and coordination in disaster relief, but more recent relief operations have revealed lingering deficiencies. Forum Issue No. 14, Allied Against Natural Disaster?: The Need for Exceptional Disaster Relief Policy for the U.S.-Japan Alliance, discusses these deficiencies and raises recommendations to address them.
Author: Sankei Shimbun
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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