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.
Author: Michael M. Bosack
Categories: Sasakawa USA Forum
Sasakawa USA Forum Issue No. 18
In Issue No. 18 of the Sasakawa USA Forum, Michael Bosack argues that the Trump administration’s quarrelsome position toward alliance cost-sharing spells trouble for the U.S.-Japan security relationship. Bosack provides context for existing cost-sharing agreements, identifies problems with the current U.S. administration’s approach, and makes recommendations for ways alliance managers can mitigate potential fallout.
Author: Meg Bittle
Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog
On January 29, 2019, Sasakawa USA and the U.S. Japan Exchange & Teaching Programme Alumni Association (USJETAA) co-hosted an inaugural hybrid U.S.-Japan town hall, with in-person and virtual attendees. This event, “U.S.-Japan Town Hall: Trends in People-to-People Exchanges and Educational Initiatives” was held at Florida International University (FIU) in Washington D.C. Dr. Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, and James “Jim” Gannon, Executive Director of the Japan Center for International Exchange, discussed trends in people-to-people exchange between the United States in Japan. They also introduced recent educational initiatives and programs cultivating the next generation of leaders in U.S.-Japan relations.
Catherine Putz, Managing Editor for The Diplomat, was one of eight rising U.S. journalists covering U.S. national security and defense issues who participated in a week-long study trip to Japan in December 2018 as part of the Sasakawa USA Emerging Experts Delegation (SEED) program. Putz published “The Art of the Balance: Japan, China and the United States” in The Diplomat on January 30, 2019.