Partnerships with Educators and Students

Kizuna Across Cultures: Global Classmates Summit

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.

J. LIVE Talk

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.

U.S.-Japan-Korea Future Generation Dialogue

Japan and the Republic of Korea, two important allies in Asia for the United States, have had periods of tension, war, and estrangement. The teaching of their shared history has challenged relations between the two nations. In 2015 and again in 2017, with a goal to advance the U.S.-Japan-Korea partnership, Sasakawa USA partnered with the International Student Conference (ISC) in Washington, D.C. for a week-long program in which top college students interact with the current generation of senior policy experts.

The Mineta Legacy Project

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.


Kazuyo Kato
Director for Programs
and Administration



Joy Champaloux
Program Officer