The Abe-Putin Summit and the future of Russo-Japan relations

Date: February 27, 2017

As part of efforts to engage the Washington policymaker community, on February 27 Sasakawa USA hosted a private luncheon with Dr. Akihiro Iwashita, who spoke in-depth about last year’s Abe-Putin Summit in Yamaguchi and its results, and the future of the Russo-Japan relationship.

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Diagnosing the Chinese economy and lessons from Japan

Date: February 15, 2017

Sasakawa USA hosted a private, off-the-record luncheon with Toshiya Tsugami, President of Tsugami-Workshop. Ltd., on the current state of the Chinese economy and its correlation to trends in Japan. The event was an opportunity to engage in a candid conversation with Mr. Tsugami on the aftermath of the investment bubble and China’s future prospects and global effects.

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Climate and Energy Initiatives in Japan

Date: December 8, 2016

Sasakawa USA hosted a private, off-the-record discussion featuring Dr. Phyllis Yoshida, Fellow for Energy and Technology at Sasakawa USA. The event was an opportunity to engage in a candid conversation on the intersection between energy and climate, and mitigation and adaptation in Japan.

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Enhancing Cybersecurity Cooperation Between the U.S. and Japan

Date: November 21, 2016

Sasakawa USA hosted a private, off-the-record discussion featuring Dr. Linton Wells II, Managing partner of Wells Analytics, and Mr. Riley Repko, Managing Director of CISCO’s Defense and Security Solutions, to examine ways to improve cyber security cooperation between the governments of the United States and Japan.

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