Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
China Initiative

Sayo Saruta — Japan’s Options in an Era of U.S.-China Competition

Monday, October 23, 2023

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Register here to attend the webinar.

Join Lyle Goldstein, Visiting Professor of International and Public Affairs, for a conversation with Sayo Saruta, Director of the New Diplomacy Initiative, a think tank seeking to inspire a diversity of voices in political and diplomatic issues between the United States and Japan as well as throughout East Asia. This is the first event in a series of talks about the China-Japan relationship, “Stepping Back from the Brink: An Exploration of Contemporary China-Japan Relations.”

After graduating from Waseda University, Sayo Saruta joined a NGO, which included helping out a refugee camp in Tanzania. Since passing the Bar exam in Japan in 2002, she has specialized in international human rights law. After receiving her Master’s degree from Columbia University Law School, she passed the Bar exam in New York State in 2009. In 2012, she received her second Master’s degree in International Relations from American University in Washington, DC. In the past, she has worked with Amnesty International and Human Right Watch.