To better understand the alliance and promote cultural exchange between the two countries, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA is proud to sponsor Kizuna Across Culture’s (KAC) inaugural Global Classmates Summit. The Summit is an engaging nine days of discovery and dialogue designed to cultivate cultural awareness between U.S. and Japanese high school students.
Sponsored by The Japanese Program at George Washington University with support from organizations including Sasakawa USA, J.LIVE Talk offers college-level students the opportunity to showcase their Japanese language communication skills in the format of a speech competition.
With a goal to advance the U.S.-Japan-Korea partnership, Sasakawa USA has partnered with the International Student Conferences (ISC) to co-host a trilateral student symposium since 2015. Top Japanese, Korean, and American college students selected for the executive committees of the Japan-America Student Conference (JASC) and Korea-America Student Conference (KASC) spend a week meeting with government officials, scholars, and representatives from U.S.-Japan-Korea related organizations. On the final day, they present their findings at a public symposium with senior Japanese, Korean, and American policy experts.
The Mineta Legacy Project captures the life, career, and contributions of Japanese American leader Norman Y. Mineta, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and a leading figure facilitating U.S.-Japan relations, through a TV documentary for national broadcast and a free web-based educational curriculum for high school and college students. Sasakawa USA is proudly supporting the development of the U.S.-Japan relations component of the educational curriculum.