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Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan

  • Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Friday, February 14, 2020
  • JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles + JACCC

Two Presentations:

   Evening of Feb. 13th at JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles

   Morning of Feb. 14th. at JACCC, Little Tokyo

   Both presendations are FREE to the public.

Since 2014, the “Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan” program has brought expert voices from Japan to various regions of the U.S. to share insights, culture, and inspiration.    It promotes exchange and understanding between Japan and the U.S. at a grassroots level.

This year’s program features a diverse delegation of speakers who will share their views on Japan’s contributions to tackling urgent regional and global issues. The audience will gain a better understanding of Japan’s innovative forms of problem-solving across health, politics, business and civic life, and hear high-level perspectives on what’s coming next for the country at home and relations abroad. 

This year's delegation to lead by Ambassador SHIRAISHI Kazuko, former Ambassador of Japan to Lithuania (2012-2015).  Other speakers include businessmen who will discuss U.S.-Japan enterprises and innovation, as well as a representative from Fukushima prefecture who will speak on local resilience as her region recovers from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. These speakers all have a unique and current perspective on Japan, and we look forward to inspiring US-Japan relations through their talk.

For brief bios of the speakers, and an outline of thier presentations, please visit the Consulate General of Japan's website listing at this link -  


Thursday, February 13, 2020

7:00pm - 8:30pm

6:30pm Doors open and refresments served

8:00pm Presentation

For a second year running, JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles is proud to co-present this series with the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles.  

Free Admission.

JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles, 5th Floor Salon

Hollywood & Highland

6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

   * Parking will not be complimentary.

To Rsvp, please click here.

Friday, February 14, 2020

8:30am - 10:30am

The Rotary Club of Little Tokyo is proud to co-host this presentation with the Consulate General of Japan.  This event will include a complimentary Japanese breakfast prepared by the popular owner of Azay restaurant, Chef Akira Hirose!

Free AdmissionIn order to ensure all guests enjoy breakfast, please register by February 9, 2020.

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center

244 San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

   * Parking will not be complimentary.

Please register by Feb. 9th at this ClubRunner site (click here) or email us at rotaryclublittletokyo@gmail.com.

Japan America Society of Southern California is pleased to support these special events.

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