Sasakawa USA Newsletter l January 21, 2020
Recap: Sasakawa USA Emerging Experts Delegation (SEED) focused on democratic governance in Asia
The seventh Sasakawa USA Emerging Experts Delegation (SEED) took a productive trip to Japan in December. The seven participants explored how Japan's foreign policy and overseas development assistance relate to democratization and democratic governance in Asia and beyond. From December 1-7, 2019, the group visited Tokyo, Kyoto, and Nagoya. In Tokyo, the group met with a series of interlocutors including Japanese government officials, Diet members, university scholars, think tank experts, non-profit sector leaders, and business and media representatives; In Kyoto, they visited Japanese cultural sites; and in Nagoya, they met with Nagoya University’s Center for Asian Legal Exchange (CALE).

A SEED trip recap on the Sasakawa USA website provides details on whom the delegation met with and shares some of the key insights they gained from those discussions.
Sasakawa USA Forum: George Washington on the Sagami
In Issue No. 19 of the Sasakawa USA Forum , CAPT Brent Sadler looks at lessons learned from the process of bringing the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS GEORGE WASHINGTON to Yokosuka, Japan. The carrier was based there from 2008 until 2015. Sadler writes, " The GW experience in Yokosuka provides a worthy lesson as our nation looks around the world for new partners in today’s ‘great power competition.’ These partnerships will be critical as we confront together a revanchist Russia and a confidently aggressive China."   Read " George Washington on the Sagami: Testament to Shared Community in Homeporting the First Nuclear-Powered Warship in Japan ."

SEEKING SUBMISSIONS: The Forum seeks to engage with experts in diverse fields to provide unique, specialized perspectives on modern and historical issues relevant to Japan and U.S.-Japan relations. Authors to-date have been experts in economics, international trade, foreign policy, defense, and more. We are now accepting submissions for Spring 2020. For details, please read our submission guidelines .

Photo Credit: (Sept. 27, 2019) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) departs the dry dock to moor to a nearby waterside pier at Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) in Newport News, VA. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Cory Daut
Recap: The 7th U.S.-Japan-Korea Trilateral Symposium focused on social media; relationship challenges for the three nations
The 7th U.S.-Japan-Korea Trilateral Symposium on January 10, 2020, brought together students and current professionals in the field of U.S.-Asia relations to discuss enhancing trilateral cooperation between the United States, Japan, and the Republic of Korea. Held on Capitol Hill, this year's symposium included panels on "Forming Opinions, Shaping the Future: The Impact of Social Media on U.S.-Japan-Korea Relations” and “The Future of U.S.-Japan-Korea Trilateral Relations: Challenges and Prospects."

This event was organized by  International Student Conferences  (ISC), Sasakawa USA, and Korea Foundation. Read a recap on the Sasakawa USA website .
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