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JAPAN in 2014 Symposium

  • Thursday, February 13, 2014
  • 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Bevery Hills (Century City, CA)


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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Symposium Schedule
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.



Ichiro Fujisaki 
John V. Roos

$65 JAS Members
$80 Non-members

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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

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.

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

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Steven K. Vogel, Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

Keynote Discussants:
  • Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki
  • Ambassador John V. Roos

Networking Reception
6:15 – 8:00 pm


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