Sasakawa USA Newsletter l June 28, 2019
In this Sasakawa USA Newsletter, read new commentary and analysis about opportunities for the United States and Japan to cooperate on innovation and how the global steel surplus capacity can be managed. Also in this issue: Sasakawa USA is seeking intern applications for the fall and is partnering again with USJETAA to offer mini-grants to local partners. We hope you like this email's new design. For more stories and information, see below.
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Commentary: Cooperation Among Innovative Societies Promotes Competitiveness
In a new commentary published on the Sasakawa USA website, Dr. Phyllis Genther Yoshida argues that global competition in trade and investment will increasingly be replaced by competition in innovation. As the world’s first and third largest economies and funders of research, the United States and Japan must fully tap and utilize the knowledge that comes from coordinating and cooperating more strategically bilaterally and multilaterally on the components of innovation. Dr. Yoshida, Senior Fellow for Energy and Technology, writes that doing so will help protect the economic and national security positions of not only the United States and Japan, but also our like-minded partners.

Analysis: Combating Global Steel Excess Capacity: Policy Proposals for the United States, Japan, and the Global Community
Legislative Assistant Sonja Schaefer participated in the Sasakawa USA 2018-2019 In-Depth Alumni Research Trip to Japan. In a paper based on her research in Japan, Schaefer outlines a brief historical background on the development of global steel excess capacity and analyzes two of the world’s largest producers and consumers of steel, Japan and the United States, in an effort to assess how they can influence a global reduction in steel excess capacity. 

News: Proposals welcome for Sasakawa USA/USJETAA Mini-Grant Program for JETAA Chapters & Sub-Chapters
Proposals are now being accepted for the first application cycle of the 2019-2020 Sasakawa USA/USJETAA Mini-Grant Program for JETAA Chapters & Sub-Chapters . Interested JETAA (Japan Exchange & Teaching Alumni Association) chapters and sub-chapters can apply through the USJETAA website . The first deadline is July 1, 2019, for activities held between August–December 2019.

This is the fourth year Sasakawa USA and USJETAA have partnered to offer this mini-grant program.
We're hiring: Sasakawa USA is seeking applications for fall internships in communications, programs, and research
Sasakawa USA is currently seeking applications for fall 2019 internships supporting either our Communications and Programs staff or Research Fellows and their projects. Applications will be accepted through July 8 and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. View complete details, including instructions for applying, on the Sasakawa USA Internships page.

We've also created a video providing an insider's glimpse of the Sasakawa USA internship experience. (Produced by current Communications Intern Tyler Burton.) View on YouTube.
Policy Lunch Recap: 5G Security and National Strategy Coordination
On June 10, 2019, Sasakawa USA hosted William “Bud” Roth , Non-Resident Fellow for Cybersecurity at Sasakawa USA, for a policy lunch series event on the topic of 5G security. Christopher Rodeman , Research Fellow and Director of JUMP at Sasakawa USA, moderated the on-the-record discussion. Roth explored the current realities and challenges of 5G networks in the United States and the world, the recent U.S. sanctions against Huawei, and whether Huawai or other Chinese companies are the problem or a symptom against a greater systemic threat.

Upcoming Events 
Join Sasakawa USA for upcoming events in Washington, D.C., and Tokyo focused on U.S.-Asia relations. Please check our events page for event details and new listings as we post them.
● Sept 17-19, 2019:  The Alliance Working in Minnesota (Details TBD)
Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA
1819 L Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington DC 20026