Inkstick Media article examines Japan’s chance to lead on climate change

Categories: In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

Darah Phillip, Research Assistant for Sasakawa USA, has published an article on Inkstick Media about Japan and climate change. “Japan’s Chance to Lead on Climate Change,” was published on October 16 and examines the steps Japan could take to establish a global lead in mitigating climate change. Specifically, Philip argues that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should reject burning coal as a source of energy in Japan and abroad, and work to develop and share Japanese technologies and best practices with other nations.

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For Japan, a Winning Formula is Cyber Defense and Innovation Offense

Author: Krista Auchenbach and Daniel Kliman

Categories: Sasakawa USA Forum

Sasakawa USA Forum Issue No. 16

The great and increasing importance of the cyber domain in strategic competition makes a pressing need for Japan to advance its cyber-security and technology entrepreneurship development. Japan lags behind other major economies in this regard due to particular characteristics of its business environment and a lack of ways to develop talent for key cyber jobs.  However, Japan is in a unique position to leverage its existing public-private ties, already tech-savvy population, and the upcoming Tokyo Olympics to develop its cyber and entrepreneurial capacities.

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Report Launch: Securing Critical Resources in a New Green and Industrial Era

Date: March 24, 2017

Sasakawa USA launched a report addressing the rare metals critical to technologies that are driving economic growth and the green economy. This event brought together several leading experts and industry insiders to discuss a new report on the challenges of identifying resource insecurities and developing strategies to ensure resilient resource supplies.

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Cybersecurity: Preparing the Workforce

Date: March 2-3, 2017

This two-day conference jointly hosted by Keio University and Sasakawa USA in Tokyo explored the human talent component of Cybersecurity, focusing on education, training, and use cases while discussing exciting innovative technology and policy.

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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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