Japan America Society of Southern California
Building Japan-America Relationships Since 1909
 
 

Special Luncheon and Keynote Speech by Ambassador Masaharu Kohno

  • Thursday, November 16, 2017
  • 11:30 AM
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown (Los Angeles, CA)

Registration

Japan America Society of Southern California and US-Japan Council 
and partnering organizations
invite you to attend a Special Luncheon and Keynote Speech by


Ambassador Masaharu Kohno
Special Representative of the Government of Japan 
    for the Middle East and Europe
Special Envoy of the Government of Japan for the Middle East Peace

Thursday, November 16, 2017
11:30am Registration
12:00pm Luncheon

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown
120 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 MAP

Ambassador Masaharu “Masa” Kohno will make his first public appearance in Southern California since completing his posting as Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles in 2003. He will discuss his current work in Tokyo, as well as US-Japan cooperation in international affairs.

Ambassador Kohno graduated from the Tokyo University Faculty of Law in 1973, and entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) that year. He has held various important posts with MOFA since then, including Consul-General of Japan in Los Angeles (2001); Director-General for Sub-Saharan African Affairs (2003); Deputy Vice Minister for Foreign Policy (2005); Deputy Minister (G8 Sherpa) (2007); Ambassador to Russia (2009); and Ambassador to Italy (2011). He assumed his current post in 2014. Kohno is also an Executive Board Member of the Organizing Committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and Chairman of the John Manjiro Whitfield Commemorative Center for International Exchange. He also serves as Outside Director of the Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc., and Senior Advisor to the TOMODACHI Initiative.

Admission

$75 per guest
$750 Table of 10, preferred seating

Partnering Organizations

Japan Business Association of Southern California
Japan House LA
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California
Japanese Community Pioneer Center
Japanese Prefectural Association of Southern California
John Manjiro – Whitfield Commemorative Center for International Exchange
Little Tokyo Service Center
Orange County Japanese American Association 

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