Symposiums

Under our Japan-U.S. Exchange Program, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation has co-hosted since FY2009 the “Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum” with the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. Our foundation also regularly holds seminars and conferences to disseminate the results of our own projects and grant projects to a wider audience and to continue our relationship with experts and opinion leaders we have worked with in the past.

Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum

In partnership with the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation has hosted an international symposium every year since FY2009 on global security, political or economy issues. The symposium invites experts from the United States and Japan to discuss how the two countries could cooperate to tackle a global challenge.

Past Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forums

  • The 6th Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum:
    The 6th Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum: “The Foreign Policy and Security Implications of Global Aging for the Future of Japan-U.S. Relations”
    Date
    October 9, 2014
    Location
    ANA Inter Continental Hotel Tokyo,“PROMINENCE III”
    Keynote Speakers:
    The Honorable Jim WEBB
    (former Senator of the United States)
  • The 5th Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum:
    The 5th Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum: “Japan-U.S. Leadership in the Asia-Pacific.”
    Date
    October 2, 2013
    Location
    ANA InterContinental Tokyo,“PROMINENCE II”
    Keynote Speakers:
    Kurt M. CAMPBELL (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Asia Group)
  • The 4th Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum:
    The 4th Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum: “The Future of Energy: Choices for Japan and the United States.”
    Date
    October 31, 2012
    Location
    ANA InterContinental Tokyo
    Keynote Speakers:
    The Honorable John Bryson (former Secretary of Commerce)
    Mr. Nobuo Tanaka (former Executive Director, International Energy Agency)
    * Mr. Tanaka's presentation is available here.
  • The 3rd Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum:
    The 3rd Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum: “The Japan-U.S. Relationship After the Great East Japan Earthquake”
    Date
    October 27, 2011
    Location
    Tokyo International Forum
    Keynote Speakers:
    Dr. Makoto Iokibe (President, National Defense University)
    Ambassador Richard Armitage (former Deputy Secretary of State)
  • The 2nd Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum:
    The 2nd Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum: “Looking Forward: U.S.-Japan Economic Partnership in the post-Lehman World”
    Date
    December 8-9, 2010
    Location
    Hotel New Otani
    Keynote Speakers:
    Dr. Eisuke Sakakibara (Professor of Aoyama Gakuin University, former Vice Minister of Finance and International Affairs)
    Mr. David Wessel (Economics Editor, Wall Street Journal)
  • The 1st Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum:
    The 1st Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum: “The Japan-U.S. Partnership toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons”
    Date
    October 21-22, 2009
    Location
    Hotel New Otani
    Keynote Speakers:
    Dr. William J. Perry (former U.S. Secretary of Defense)
    Ambassador Yukio Satoh (former Ambassador to the U.N.)

Outreach Seminar Series: "Japan Matters for America/ America Matters for Japan"

From FY2009-FY2010, with grants from the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, the East-West Center conducted a project entitled, “Japan Matters for America/America Matters for Japan,” which resulted in a website and a printed pamphlet with various data indicating the degree of mutual dependence between Japan and the United States. Following the completion of these deliverables, four outreach seminars were conducted in Tokyo, Kyoto , Yokohawa and Nagoya in November 2010 to disseminate the results of the project widely in Japan. Experts from the United States and Japan served as panelists.

Outreach Seminars

  • Tokyo Seminar
    Tokyo Seminar
    Date
    November 5, 2010, 16:00~18:00
    Location
    The Sasakawa Peace Foundation 2nd Floor Conference Room
    Thema
    “Japan Matters for America/America Matters for Japan: Cooperation or Interdependence: An Overview of US-Japan Relations”
    Moderator
    Dr. Yasushi Watanabe, Professor of Keio University
    Panelists
    Mr. Toshihiro Menju, Chief Program Officer, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)
    Dr. Satu Limaye, Director, East West Center in Washington DC
    Dr. Andrew Oros, Professor, Washington College
  • Doshisha University Session
    Doshisha University Session
    Date
    November 6, 2011 15:00~17:00
    Location
    Doshisha University
    Thema
    “Japan Matters for America/America Matters for Japan - The US-Japan Past and Future"
    Moderator
    Dr. Koji Murata, Professor of Doshisha University
    Panelists
    Dr. Toshihiko Hayashi, Professor of Doshisha University
    Dr. Satu Limaye, Director, East West Center in Washington DC
    Dr. Andrew Oros, Associate Professor of Washington College
  • Kanagawa University Session
    Kanagawa University Session
    Date
    November 8, 2010 14:40~16:10
    Location
    Kanagawa University
    Thema
    “Japan Matters for America/America Matters for Japan” -The US-Japan Relations: Politics, Economy, and Society-“
    Moderator
    Dr. Ryo Sahashi, Associate Professor of Kanagawa University
    Panelists
    Mr. Toshihiro Menju, Chief Program Officer, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)
    Dr. Satu Limaye, Director, East West Center in Washington DC
  • 「南山大学セッション」11月12日(名古屋)場所:南山大学アメリカ研究センター
    Nanzan University Session
    Date
    November 12, 2010 15:15~17:15
    Location
    Nanzan University Nagoya Campus
    Thema
    “Japan Matters for America/America Matters for Japan - Economic Relations between Tokai District and the US”
    Moderator
    Dr. Takakazu Yamagishi, Associate Professor of Nanzan University
    Panelists
    Mr. Yoshiyuki Kasai, Chairman, the Central Japan Railway
    Dr. Satu Limaye, Director, East West Center in Washington DC
    Mr. Kazuhiko Yamase, Editorial Chief Reporter, The Asahi Shimbun

※The project tried to strengthen ties between Japan and the US and contribute to mutual understanding through research and dissemination of information from both countries. Data in various fields was collected on a state-by-state or congressional district basis for the US, and on a prefectural basis for Japan. Results has been disseminated on the project’s web site and via Booklet, providing an opportunity to re-evaluate the mutually-dependent relationship that exists between Japan and the United States.

  • 「日米相互依存関係の見取り図」(PDF)
  • Website Japan Matters for America
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