We announce with great sadness that our founder, Senator Howard Baker, Jr., passed away on June 26 at the age of 88.
His distinguished public service career spanned 40 years, in which he held esteemed positions such as U.S. Senator from Tennessee, presidential advisor and ambassador to Japan. He is known publicly for his ability to build consensus between opposite parties, as well as for his ability to reduce the confusion of the Watergate Scandal to a simple question. At the Howard Baker Forum, we take to heart his view that the U.S.-Japan relationship is the most enduring and successful friendship between nations, and that this alliance is central to commerce between our two countries.
As we continue to serve in his name, we will be a bridge for U.S.-Japan relationships and build a spirit of collaboration and consensus on the pressing issues of our day. – HBF
Read The Washington Post’s story on the passing of Senator Baker.
Read the Howard Baker Forum’s tribute to the late Senator Baker.