Date: April 4, 2017
Celebrating the beginning of a new season symbolized by the cherry blossoms, Sasakawa USA launched a new “Views of Japan” event series to explore perceptions on Japan in other regions around the world.
At a recent conference organized by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, Sasakawa USA Chairman Admiral Dennis Blair told participants that using a surgical strike to eliminate North Korea’s nuclear facilities would be difficult for the United States due to the extensive system of tunnels in North Korea.
Date: January 14, 2016
Sasakawa USA hosted a private conversation with Mr. Scot Marciel, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, on U.S.-Japan-ASEAN relations moving forward in 2016.
Author: Juliane Doscher
Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog
On March 23, 2017, Sasakawa USA held its Second Annual Alumni Dinner featuring a special panel discussion on “The Future Role of Think Tanks and Implications for U.S.-Japan Relations.” The private reception was an annual celebration of Sasakawa USA’s “Japan Alumni Program.”
Author: Dr. Phyllis Yoshida
Categories: Energy and Technology
On January 8, Jiji Press reported that “a tanker carrying 70,000 tons of shale-based LNG arrived at a thermal power plant in Joetsu, Niigata Prefecture, run by Chubu Electric Power Co. The gas was loaded in Louisiana on Dec. 7 and transported to Japan via the Panama.” This shipment is a major event in U.S.-Japan relations; it is the first U.S. shale gas to reach Japan.