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Thursday, February 13, 2014
12:00 - 1:30pm Luncheon Program
1:30 - 4:30pm Panel Discussions
4:30 - 6:00pm Ambassadors' Discussion
6:00 - 8:00pm Networking Reception
InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills - Grand Ballroom
2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067
The JAPAN in 2014 Symposium will gather leading experts on Japan from across the U.S. and from Japan to take an in-depth look and “forecast” the coming year on Japanese domestic affairs, U.S.-Japan bilateral economic and security relationship and U.S.-Japan cooperation in international affairs.
Presented by the Japan America Society of Southern California with the Japan Business Association of Southern California. The symposium is supported by a generous grant from the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA. Additional support is provided by the InterContinental LA Century City at Beverly Hills.
John V. Roos
Luncheon Program - 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Next Steps for Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Luncheon Keynote: James Fatheree, President, U.S.-Japan Business Council Senior Director, Japan and Korea, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
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Panel 1 - 1:45 – 3:00 pm
US and Japanese Perspectives on Japan’s Economy
Chair: Gene Park, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Loyola Marymount University
- Richard Katz, Editor-in-Chief, The Oriental Economist Report (TOE)
- Fukunari Kimura, School of Economics, Keio University
Panel 2 - 3:15 – 4:15 pm
Outlook and Trends for Japanese Companies
in the U.S.
Chair: Saori N. Katada, Associate Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California
- Yoshimi Inaba, Executive Chairman, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
- Katsuya Takamiya, Chairman and CEO, Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.
- Ryuji Watanabe, Vice President, Regional Head for West Block and General Manager, Los Angeles Branch, Mitsubishi Corp. Americas
AMBASSADORS’ DISCUSSION - 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Chair: Steven K. Vogel, Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
- Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki
- Ambassador John V. Roos
Networking Reception - 6:15 – 8:00 pm
JAPAN in 2014 Symposium