Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA is an independent American non-profit, non-partisan institution devoted to research, analysis and better understanding of the U.S.-Japan relationship. Research programs focus on security, diplomacy, economics, business, trade, technology and other matters of common concern. Education programs facilitate people-to-people exchange and dialogue on these issues with American and Japanese policymakers, influential citizens and the broader public.
Admiral Dennis Blair became Sasakawa USA’s first American Chairman of the Board and CEO in 2014 and refocused the foundation's mission and expanded its staff. As a result of these efforts, Sasakawa USA has become a major hub for information, news and commentary on U.S.-Japan affairs, building relationships between current and future leaders of both countries and offering a venue for dialogue and discussion. Blair now serves as Chairman of the Board and Distinguished Senior Fellow (Non-Resident), and Ambassador James P. Zumwalt leads the foundation as CEO.
Sasakawa USA has been active in Washington, DC for over 20 years. Click here to learn about our history.