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The U.S.-Japan Partnership on Energy, Business, and the Challenges of China and North Korea

  • The Junior League of Houston 1811 Briar Oaks Lane Houston, TX, 77027 United States (map)

JASH is pleased to support Sasakawa USA’s inaugural event in The Alliance Working in America (TAWA) series, which focuses on engaging regional leaders across America with the U.S.-Japan alliance. 

The event, co-hosted by the Sasakawa USA, World Affairs Council of Houston, and the East-West Center in Washington, will feature a panel discussion on “The U.S.-Japan Partnership on Energy, Business, and the Challenges of China and North Korea.”

Expert analyses and data will provide a comprehensive view of how strong U.S.-Japan relations serve U.S. interests and values, and how various sectors contribute to strengthening the U.S.-Japan relationship.  In particular, the event will explore key areas such as energy where U.S.-Japan ties make significant contributions to national security as well as state and local communities.

Click here for a full agenda and information about the speakers.


To register, please click through to the WACH website here.


6:30-7:00pm | Registration
7:00-7:05pm | Welcome Remarks
7:05-8:00pm | Panel Presentations: Security Environment in the Asia-Pacific & the Role of the U.S.-Japan Alliance; Japan Matters for America and Texas; and, Case study: U.S.-Japan Energy Cooperation in Houston and Texas
8:00-8:15pm | Discussion and Audience Q&A


Ambassador James Zumwalt, CEO, Sasakawa USA
Ambassador David Shear, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asia-Pacific Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense and Chairman, National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS)
Dr. Satu Limaye, Director, East-West Center in Washington
Clara Gillipsie, Senior Director of Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs, The National Bureau of Asian Research

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