The Sasakawa USA Speaker Series features an influential American or Japanese speaker to present on a timely topic of relevance to U.S.-Japan relations and engage in discussion with participants. The roundtables are generally off-the-record and by invitation-only.
Sasakawa USA’s Public Forums aim to engage a diverse group of Americans across the United States on issues pertinent to U.S.-Japan relations and improve their understanding of U.S.-Japan relations. One of our leading programs include The Alliance Working in America program series that seek to reach out to regional leaders in various U.S. cities. In Washington, D.C., we host an annual public forum in partnership with the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the Views of Japan series to introduce perspectives around the world on Japan and U.S.-Japan relations.
On March 1, Sasakawa USA co-hosted a public panel discussion in Portland, Oregon, to explore the depth and breadth of U.S.-Japan ties and the benefits these ties bring to the United States at the national and regional levels.
Sasakawa USA partnered with the Pew Research Center for a discussion of “Japanese Perceptions on the Present and Future” at the National Press Club on January 23.
Abe, Modi, and Partnership: India’s Views of Japan, the United States and the ‘Indo-Pacific’ Partnership
Sasakawa USA held a panel discussion on April 4 examining the importance of the U.S.-Japan-India relationship and India’s views of Japan and the United States. The event included a short session on Japan’s cultural influences on India, embracing the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s 2018 theme of “Art, Music and Play.”