11-Member JA Leadership Delegation Heads for Japan

The 17th Japanese American Leadership Delegation (JALD) left for Japan on March 3 and will meet with meet with leaders in politics, business, culture, academia and other fields — including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — during their weeklong stay.

The 11 delegates, representing different generations, occupations and geographical areas, continue a tradition that started in 2000 and bring the total number of delegates to nearly 200. The program is administered by the U.S.-Japan Council (USJC) and sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the embassy in Washington and 16 consulates...

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