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Japan America Society of Southern California
Building Japan-America Relationships Since 1909
Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 6:00pm
City Club Los Angeles
555 S. Flower, 51st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
The art of exchanging business cards, or 'meishi', in Japan involves a strict code of etiquette. In Japan, "business cards are considered an extension of the holder's identity," according to Colin Joyce of The Telegraph. Giving or receiving business cards improperly might compromise your negotiations.
Join The Honorable Akira Chiba, Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles for an evening of networking and business card exchange.
Admission: $25 Inclusive
Parking (Valet only): $8 flat rate after 4:00pm
City National Plaza Parking
515 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA
Please enter 1 of 2 parking entrances for City Club LA atop the City National tower:
5TH STREET: the parking entrance is on the LEFT, just past Flower Street. Prepare to turn LEFT when you see the first red sign for underground visitor parking. Valet park and take escalators up to the lobby. Check in at the security desk and they will let you up to the 51st floor.
FLOWER STREET: the parking entrance is on the RIGHT, just past 5th Street. Prepare to turn RIGHT when you see a red sign for underground visitor parking. Valet park and take escalators up to the lobby. Check in at the security desk and they will let you up to the 51st floor.
Reserve your spot by calling City Club Los Angeles at (213) 620-9662
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Proudly Presented by RMA, Japan America Society, and Boomtown Brewery
Join us for a memorable night of beer tasting, networking, and Q&A with Brewmaster Michael Schwarber!
Benefits of Attendance:
US-Japan Economic Alliance and
Japan’s National Security Environment
With North Korea firing missiles and tensions soaring in the region, as well as China’s leader, Xi Jinping, consolidating his power, will Prime Minister Abe’s landslide victory in the recent general election lead to reshaping Japan’s political landscape? Will his new economic plan focusing on increasing productivity, driving innovation and trade, and boosting Japanese corporations revive the Japanese economy? Our panel of experts will provide their forecast on Japan and US-Japan business, trade, security and international relations in 2018.
Thursday, March 1, 20182:30pm Registration
6:00pm Networking Reception
InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills
2151 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Map & DirectionsValet parking only, $16 per vehicle
Keynote Speaker: Topic - "In Defense of Trade and the US-Japan Alliance"
Ambassador J. Thomas Schieffer
U.S. Ambassador to Japan (2005-2009)
Matthew P. Goodman
William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy Senior Adviser for Asian Economics, Center for Strategic & International Studies
Los Angeles Bureau Chief, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.)Past Senior Economics Correspondent, Wash., D.C. News Bureau, NHK
Toshihiro Nakayama, Ph.D.
Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio UniversityAdjunct Fellow, The Japan Institute of International Affairs
$55 JAS and JBA Members
$75 Non-Members or Guests
$100 Admission plus 1 year NEW JASSC Individual Membership (not valid for membership renewals)
Japan Update is presented by the JASSC and JBA and it is supported by the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles and by an “Opinion Leaders” grant from the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the National Association of Japan-America Societies.
Sanders Charitable Fund
To register a team for the competition, please follow this link: Japan Bowl® of California
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Registration - 8:00am - 9:00am
Preliminary Rounds - 9:30am - 11:20am (Registration is Required) Championship Rounds - 1:15 - 4:00pm (Open to public, no registration is needed)
Awards Ceremony - 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive,
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Championship Rounds and the Awards Ceremony is open to the public, we encourage you to attend and support the students!
Please note absolutely no photography, video taping or audio recording is allowed during the competition.
For additional details, visit www.jas-socal.org/JapanBowl
2018 Major Sponsors
We thank our generous sponsors and supporters for making Japan Bowl possible!
Sanders Charitable Fund
Japan Bowl® is a registered trademark of The Japan-America Society of Washington, Inc. The Japan Bowl® name and logo may be used only with the permission of The Japan-America Society of Washington, Inc.