March 2, 2018 - In This Issue:


News: Sasakawa USA leads team of experts to Oregon for second installment of
The Alliance Working in America (TAWA) series.

A Sasakawa USA delegation is participating in a number of events in Oregon from March 1-2 for the second installment of The Alliance Working in America series. 

The TAWA Oregon delegation includes Ambassador James Zumwalt, CEO of Sasakawa USA; Satu Limaye, Director, East-West Center in Washington; Stephanie Segal, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Simon Chair in Political Economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Bill Clifford, President and CEO, World Affairs Councils of America. 

To highlight the depth and breadth of U.S.-Japan security, trade and cultural relations and how they are represented in Oregon, Sasakawa USA organized multiple events in partnership with WorldOregon and other organizations including Japan America Society of Oregon, Willamette University, Portland State University, and the JET Alumni Association of Portland. On March 1, members of the delegation engaged with the local business community and spoke at a public panel discussion on the topic of "Impact on Trade, Economy, and Community: U.S.-Japan Relations in Portland, Oregon," which also featured a local speaker.  

In the News: Admiral Dennis Blair, Sasakawa USA Chairman, discusses North Korea with The Guardian

Admiral  Dennis BlairChairman of Sasakawa USA, warned that a U.S. pre-emptive "bloody nose" strike on North Korea would be "high risk and unpredictable," in a recent interview with The Guardian

"Former U.S. Military Commander Warns Against 'Bloody Nose' Strike on North Korea," was published on February 20. Blair is a former Director of National Intelligence and previously served as Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Command.

Upcoming Event: Abe, Modi, and Partnership: India's Views of Japan, the United States, and the Indo-Pacific Partnership

Join Sasakawa USA for 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 will include a short session on Japan's cultural influences on India, embracing the National Cherry Blossom Festival's 2018 theme of "Art, Music, and Play." The event will take place from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Army and Navy Club on Farragut Square in Washington D.C. RSVP here

Recap: Sasakawa USA 2017-2018 In-Depth Alumni Research Trip 

The Sasakawa USA In-Depth Research Trip for 2017-2018 took place in February. The trip provided selected alumni with an opportunity to return to Japan for a deeper understanding of common challenges in the U.S.-Japan relationship.

This year's participants were  Sharon Burke, Senior Advisor to New America; Grace Clegg, Projects and Outreach Coordinator at the East-West Center in Washington D.C.; and Tarak Shah, who previously served as the Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Science and Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. 
News: Sasakawa USA 2017 Journalism Fellow covers the Japan women's hockey team

Sasakawa USA Journalism Fellow Seth Berkman published another New York Times article based on reporting done while he was in Japan in late 2017. His article,"Japan's Women's Hockey Team Wants to be Known for Wins, not Smiles," was published on February 6.

Berkman also wrote a post sharing details about his reporting process for the Sasakawa USA blog on February 8. 

Upcoming Events

Join Sasakawa USA for upcoming events in Tokyo and Washington, D.C. focused on U.S.-Asia relations. Please check our events page for event details and new listings as we post them.

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