Delegations, Exchanges, and Fellowships

Current Programs

Sasakawa USA Emerging Experts Delegation (SEED)

The Sasakawa USA Emerging Experts Delegation (SEED) Program seeks to engage the next generation of U.S. policy experts on Japan and to improve their understanding of U.S.-Japan relations. The program offers its participants: a series of pre-trip briefings that introduce U.S.-Japan relations, a week-long trip to Tokyo to meet with Japanese policymakers and experts, and post-trip opportunities for publication and networking.

Sasakawa USA In-Depth Alumni Research Trip

The Sasakawa USA In-Depth Research Trip provides selected alumni with an opportunity to return to Japan for a deeper understanding of common challenges in the U.S.-Japan relationship and build on the knowledge they gained from their initial delegation trip to Japan.

Sasakawa USA Journalism Fellowship

The Sasakawa USA Journalism Fellowship offers an opportunity for U.S.-based journalists to travel to Japan and conduct field reporting that delves deep into the economic, social, cultural, environmental, and energy-policy challenges facing the country. This program helps make independent coverage of neglected issues possible, bringing fresh, innovative coverage of topics that highlight Japan to American audiences.

Sasakawa USA Congressional Fellowship Program

Sasakawa USA is proud to sponsor a Congressional Fellow each year through the American Political Science Association’s Congressional Fellowship Program, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Congressional fellowship. Spanning one year, the Sasakawa USA Congressional Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for recipients to serve in a Congressional office and gain hands-on experience in the U.S. legislative process.

Past Programs

Sasakawa USA Civil Society Exchange Program

Sasakawa USA’s Civil Society Exchange Program aims to strengthen ties between the U.S. policymaking community and Japanese NGOs in the area of international development through a week-long exchange program in Washington, D.C.