Sunday, July 17, 2016

It's Summer Festival (夏祭り) Season!

Some summer festivals have already passed us by (七夕, etc.), but this is the high point for summer festivals in Japan. Tofugu has a nice breakdown on Japanese summer festivals for true beginners. I hope you get to experience at least one this summer. Send us your photos if you do make it to any and we'll post them here. 夏休みをごゆっくり楽しんでね。

https://www.tofugu.com/japan/japanese-summer-festivals/


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

July 13, 2016: Sasakawa Peace Foundation Lunch Discussion


When
Wednesday July 13, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Where
Army Navy Club First Floor Main Dining Room
901 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

Lunch Discussion: Assessing Japan's Upper House Elections

On July 10, 2016, Japan will hold an Upper House election for half of the chamber's 242 seats. Experts from Sasakawa USA will offer their thoughts on the results of the elections and their implications for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration and U.S.-Japan relations. Please join us for a timely discussion on Japan's latest political developments. 


NOTE: The Army Navy Club has a strict dress code that can be found here.


Speakers:
Tobias Harris, Fellow for Economy, Trade, and Business, Sasakawa USA
Masayuki Hironaka, Fellow for Security and Foreign Affairs, Sasakawa USA
Jeffrey Hornung, Fellow for Security and Foreign Affairs, Sasakawa USA

Moderator: 
Dennis Blair, Chairman and CEO, Sasakawa USA