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.
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.
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.
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.
Date: July 14, 2016
Sasakawa USA will host a private discussion with Professor Jennifer Lind on the topic of Barack Obama’s historic May 27 visit to Hiroshima, the first ever by a sitting U.S. president. Lind will discuss her assessment of the visit, regional implications, and the way forward in U.S.-Japan relations.