On May 22, 2019, Sasakawa USA hosted Sonja Schaefer, a legislative assistant handling a portfolio of issues related to trade, labor, immigration, budget, and appropriations for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, for a private luncheon. At the event, a group of experts discussed Schafer’s soon-to-be published paper on global steel excess capacity and how the United States and Japan can better align their policies to combat this issue.
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.
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.”
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.
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.