Our expert speakers will share their perspectives on Japan, US-Japan business trends, trade and how they see the future of US-Japan relations as we enter a new world of fundamental geopolitical changes, particularly those centered in Asia, and rising nationalism and protectionism around the world. The event will highlight U.S.-Japan connections at the national, state and local levels, including Japanese economic and business ties with Southern California that remind us why a strong U.S.-Japan relationship is important for our collective livelihood here.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
6:00pm Networking Reception
InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills
2151 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
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Valet parking only, $16 per vehicle
Keynote Speaker: “Multilateral Trading System and US - Japan Cooperation”
The Honorable Junichi Ihara
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Permanent Mission of Japan to the Int’l Organizations in Geneva
Chairman, General Counsel, World Trade Organization
Immediate Past Director-General, Asian & Oceanian Affairs Bureau, MOFA
Past Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles (2008–2011)
Keynote Speaker: “Unconventional Strategy Delivers Remarkable Results – Quantum Growth in a Flat Market”
Tomoshige "Tomo" Mizutani
|Featured speaker at Harvard Business School alumni clubs in New York and Orange County
Chairman & CEO, Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc.
Chairman, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.
President & CEO, Toyo Tire North America OE Sales LLC
Japan Matters for America Initiative
Satu Limaye, Ph.D.
Director, East-West Center, Washington, D.C.
Senior Advisor, CNA Corporation
Japan Update Moderator
Los Angeles Bureau Chief, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.)
Past Senior Economics Correspondent, Wash., D.C. News Bureau, NHK
$60 JAS, JBA, HBSA Members
$75 Non-Members or Guests
$115 Admission plus 1 year NEW JASSC Individual Membership (not valid for membership renewals)
Japan Update is presented by the JASSC and it is supported by the JBA and by an “Opinion Leaders” grant from the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the National Association of Japan-America Societies. Cooperating Organization include the Harvard Business School Association of Southern California.