An English translation of General Ryoichi Oriki, JGSDF (Ret.) statement provided at Sasakawa USA’s recent event, Operation TOMODACHI: A Ten-Year Commemoration, where he expresses his heartfelt gratitude to the U.S. government and military for their enduring support through Operation TOMODACHI.
On March 3, JUMP hosted a virtual event in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan and Sasakawa USA. Ambassador Koji Tomita, Admiral Patrick M. Walsh, USN (Ret.), Commanders of the U.S. and Japan military divisions that led Operation TOMODACHI, General Ryoichi Oriki, JGSDF (Ret.), and Major General Hiroyuki Sugai, Defense and Air Attaché at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C., delivered special remarks and reflected on the success of Operation TOMODACHI.
On January 26, 2021, Sasakawa USA was pleased to host an online event on the U.S.-Japan alliance with Rear Admiral James Kelly, USN (Ret.), Former Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Japan, and Dr. Takako Hikotani, the Gerald L. Curtis Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy at Columbia University.
The U.S.-Japan-Korea Trilateral Symposium is a student-run event aimed to educate and give the future generations of all three countries a voice regarding the promotion or peace, stability, and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region. The January 10, 2020, event was organized by International Student Conferences, Sasakawa USA, and The Korea Foundation.
Author: CAPT Brent Sadler
Categories: Sasakawa USA Forum
Sasakawa USA Forum Issue No. 19
In Issue No. 19 of the Sasakawa USA Forum, CAPT Brent Sadler looks at lessons learned from the process of bringing the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS GEORGE WASHINGTON to Yokosuka, Japan. The carrier was based there from 2008 until 2015.