Speakers and Forums

Programs

Speaker Series

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.

Public Forums

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.


Past Events


Understanding China-Japan Relations 1945-2019

Professor Ezra F. Vogel spoke on Sino-Japanese relations from World War II to the present at “Understanding China-Japan Relations 1945-2019” at 4:30 p.m. on October 10, 2019. Sasakawa USA co-sponsored this event with Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Global Conversations MINNEAPOLIS: The U.S.-Japan Alliance in an Evolving Indo-Pacific

On September 18, 2019, as part of The Alliance Working in America Series, Sasakawa USA held a public forum discussion in Minneapolis, Minnesota, featuring Admiral Dennis Blair, Chairman of Sasakawa USA, and Dr. Satu Limaye, Vice President and Director, East-West Center in Washington. “The U.S.-Japan Alliance in an Evolving Indo-Pacific” event, a discussion and subsequent Q&A, was moderated by Elizabeth Brailsford, COO, World Affairs Councils of America.

Japan Matters for America: Japan Matters for Minnesota

On September 18, 2019, Dr. Satu Limaye, VP and Executive Director, East-West Center in Washington, spoke to a public audience in St. Paul, Minnesota, about the Japan-Minnesota relationship, and why the U.S.-Japan alliance matters for Minnesotans, through showcasing the East-West Center in Washington’s Japan Matters for America project.


Director

Kazuyo Kato
Director for Programs
and Administration

 

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