September 13, 2017 - In This Issue:

Featured event: The U.S.-Japan Partnership on Energy, Business, and the Challenges of China and North Korea
Tonight, Sasakawa USA will co-host a panel discussion  with the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston and the East-West Center in Washington. This is the inaugural event of Sasakawa USA's The Alliance Working in America (TAWA) series, which focuses on engaging regional leaders on U.S.-Japan relations. In addition to this public event, Sasakawa USA will engage in a number of events with local businesses and students.
Global Classmates Summit unites students through cultural exchange
Kizuna Across Cultures hosted its first Global Classmates Summit in Washington, D.C. last month with support from Sasakawa USA and other sponsors. The event brought together students from Japan and the U.S. for cultural exchange.

Save the Date: Sasakawa USA's Fifth Annual Security Forum 
Save the date for Sasakawa USA's largest event of the year! The Fifth Annual Security Forum will be held on May 2, 2018 at the Willard InterContinental in Washington, D.C. This day-long conference will bring together a range of experts from government, business, academia, and think tanks to discuss relevant topics in Asian security from the context of the U.S.-Japan alliance. More details to come soon.  

In the News: History issues and Abe's poll numbers 
U.S., Japan both grappling with history issues, Nelson asserts in column:  Both the U.S. and Japan continue to face contentious history issues, Christopher Nelson, Sasakawa USA's Fellow for U.S.-Asia Relations, was quoted as saying in an opinion piece by Temple University's Jeff Kingston published in the Japan Times.
Nelson notes in the article that "'Deniers' are universal, especially if a cherished national myth is imperiled by the truth."
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Abe approval rebounds in latest Japan Political Pulse polls: The Japan Political Pulse aggregates major opinion polls conducted by Japanese media outlets in order to provide a more accurate picture of the Abe government's public approval rating. Check out the latest in the JPP interactive poll chart here. 

Seth Berkman named Sasakawa USA's Journalism Fellow 2017
Mr. Seth Berkman has been selected to participate in a 19-day, fully sponsored reporting trip to Japan this fall. He is a contributing reporter at the New York Times and is interested in examining the perception of Asian athletes in the U.S.  
Upcoming events: September and October
Join Sasakawa USA and JUMP for events all over the United States this fall. Please check our events page for event details and new listings as they get posted.  
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