Exploring New Partnerships and Opportunities in U.S.-Japan State and Local Economic Collaboration

Author: Sean Connell

Categories: Sasakawa USA Forum

Sasakawa USA Forum Issue No. 9

Increasingly important within the U.S.-Japan economic relationship are sub-national linkages at state, prefectural, regional, and local levels. Decades of expanding flows of trade and foreign direct investment (FDI), and resulting economic and supply chain integration, have generated impacts and benefits across every region of both countries.

Tags: , ,

Inaugural Global Classmates Summit unites students from U.S., Japan for week of cultural exchange

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

Kizuna Across Cultures’ inaugural Global Classmates Summit brought twelve high school students from the United States and Japan to Washington, D.C. for a week of cross-cultural exchange, language practice, and professional development. The Summit took place from July 28 to August 5 and included meetings with U.S.-Japan experts such as Sasakawa USA CEO Ambassador James Zumwalt.

Tags: , , , ,

Japan’s Proactive Russia Policy

Author: James D.J. Brown

Categories: Sasakawa USA Forum

Sasakawa USA Forum Issue No. 7

Faced with threats posed by North Korea and China, and uncertain about the endurance of the U.S. commitment to the region, Japanese strategists see the logic of cultivating closer ties with Russia and thereby neutralizing the emergence of a hostile Sino-Russian bloc. Japan’s contemporary Russia policy is an initial sign of how a more proactive Japan may increasingly adopt policies that run counter to U.S. interests.

Tags: , , , , ,