Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Upcoming Member Events Washington & Tokyo

Senator Inouye,
Ambassador Roos, House Minority Leader Pelosi,
Ambassaor Fujisaki, Mrs. Inouye
INNOVATE, EDUCATE, AND COLLABORATE: MOVING FORWARD THE US-JAPAN PARTNERSHIP. 10/7, 9:00am-7:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: US-Japan Council. Speakers include: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State; Senator Daniel K. Inouye, (D-HI); Honorable Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki, Ambassador of Japan to the United States; Mr. Yasuchika Hasegawa, President, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited & Chairman, Keizai Doyukai; Mr. Hiroshi Mikitani, Chairman and CEO, Rakuten, Inc.; Professor William Tsutsui, Dean of Humanities and Sciences, Southern Methodist University;  Rosalinda B. Barrera, Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director, Office of English Language Acquisition, U.S. Department of Education; Janet Ikeda, President, Association of Teachers of Japanese & Associate Professor, Washington and Lee University; Christopher Livaccari, Director, Education and Chinese Language Initiatives, Asia Society; Erwin Furukawa, Senior Vice President Customer Service Business Unit Southern California Edison; Jane Nakano, Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Osamu Onodera, Chief Representative, Representative Office in Silicon Valley, New Energy and Industrial Technology, Development Organization (NEDO), Japan; Gene Rodrigues, Director, Customer Energy Efficiency and Solar, Southern California Edison; Dr. Phyllis Yoshida, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia, Europe and the Americas, U.S. Department of Energy; Gary S. Moriwaki, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP (Moderator); Mari Kuraishi, President, GlobalGiving; Kensuke Onishi, CEO, Peace Winds Japan & Chairperson, Civic Force & Director, Japan Platform; Samuel A. Worthington, President and CEO, InterAction; Frederick H. Katayama, Anchor, Reuters Insider, Thomson Reuters; Christopher Graves, Global CEO, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide; John Onoda, Senior Consultant, Fleishman-Hillard; Frederick H. Katayama, Anchor, Reuters Insider, Thomson Reuters; Suzanne Basalla, Senior Advisor to Ambassador John V. Roos, U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, United States Department of State; Takashi Kawamura, Chairman, Hitachi, Ltd.; Stephen Jordan, Senior Vice President & Executive Director, Business Leadership Civic Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Judy Sakaki, Vice President, Student Affairs, University of California; Peggy Blumenthal, Senior Counselor to the President, Institute of International Education; Fumio Isoda, Director General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; Paul Miller, Director of Global Initiatives, The National Association of Independent Schools (N.A.I.S.); Moni Miyashita, Vice President, M&A Strategy, Investments & Relationships, IBM Corp., U.S.; Mr. Scott Case, CEO, Startup America Partnership; Ernest M. Higa, Chairman and CEO, Higa Industries Co., Ltd. / Wendy's Japan LLC; Kathryn Ibata-Arens, Associate Professor, DePaul University & Managing Director, SunBridge Partners; Mr. Allen Miner, Chairman and CEO, Sunbridge Corporation; Dianne Fukami, Co-founder & President, Bridge Media, Inc.; Hideyuki Inoue, Associate Professor, Keio University & Founder, Social  Venture Partners Tokyo; Ms. Shirley Sagawa, Visiting Fellow, Center for American Progress; Britt Yamamoto, Executive Director, iLEAP, The Center for Critical Service.

25TH ANNIVERSARYCONFERENCE IN TOKYO, “MOVING FORWARD: JAPAN IN THE WORLD ECONOMY.” 10/21, 1:15-8:00pm, Tokyo, Japan. Sponsor: Center on Japanese Economy and Business. Speakers: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; John V. Roos, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, the Embassy of the United States in Japan; Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University; Alicia Ogawa, Senior Advisor, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; Heizo Takenaka, Professor and Director, Global Security Research Institute, Keio University; David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of Japanese Economy, Columbia University; Kazuhiko Toyama, CEO and Representative Director, Industrial Growth Platform, Inc.; Kazuo Ueda, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo; Yiping Huang, Professor of Economics, Peking University; Paul Sheard, Global Chief Economist and Head of Economic Research, Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.; Hiroshi Mikitani, Chairman & CEO, Rakuten, Inc.; Bernd Schmitt, Robert D. Calkins Professor of International Business, Columbia Business School. 

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