The Howard Baker Forum established the United States-Japan Roundtable to enhance cooperation between the two countries and improve public understanding of nuclear energy. The Roundtable facilitates relationships between its American and Japanese members through conferences, meetings and workshops held throughout the year. Members deepen their understanding of American and Japanese policy and business environments through first-person interactions with politicians, senior government officials, scientists, policy analysts and business executives.

Senator Baker and Ambassador Ryozo Kato, after Senator Baker received The Grand Cordon of The Order of the Paulownia Flowers in 2008


The Roundtable’s activities improve business outcomes and support the expansion of safe and secure nuclear energy not only in the U.S. and Japan, but in emerging nuclear markets worldwide.

The Roundtable achieves this objective through two essential program elements:

  • Member meetings plan future sessions and communication strategies that advance the Japanese-American brand in nuclear energy.
  • Roundtables focus on current developments affecting nuclear energy and strengthening the U.S.-Japan partnership.
Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Kenichiro Sasae, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, President of the Howard Baker Forum Scott Campbell at the U.S. Capitol honoring the appointment of U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Bill Haggerty 

For more information about the U.S.- Japan Roundtable,
please contact Alison Ashburn Bleier, Assistant Director of the U.S.- Japan Roundtable at