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Register now for the Governors’ Meeting in Silicon Valley, held on Monday, July 28! Governors from the six prefectures of Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Oita, Okayama, Saga and Shizuoka will each bring a delegation of business leaders and government officials involved in economic cooperation and business development. This event will serve as a catalyst for select Japanese prefectures to connect with Silicon Valley’s innovative companies, pilot projects and state-of-the-art technologies across a number of sectors.
On July 9, 2014, USJC and the U.S.-Japan Conference on Cultural & Educational Interchange (CULCON) held a policy program themed on Legislative Exchanges and the U.S.-Japan Relationship, followed by a reception. Both events were held on Capitol Hill, and featured several Members of Congress. See photos and read a summary here.
The U.S.-Japan Council held its third USJC Japan Week in Tokyo during the last week of May. The largest event was the USJC-ACCJ Women in Business Summit, featuring Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, USJC President Irene Hirano Inouye, ACCJ President Jay Ponazecki, USJC Member and pioneer of the Womenomics movement Kathy Matsui and more.
The U.S.-Japan Council is an educational 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting people-to-people connections as crucial to a strong U.S.-Japan relationship. The Council brings together diverse leadership, engages stakeholders in the bilateral relationship and explores issues that benefit communities, businesses and government entities on both sides of the Pacific.
Japanese Americans play a catalytic role in strengthening and diversifying U.S.-Japan relations. Recognizing this unique role, the U.S.-Japan Council cultivates a national network of Japanese Americans with varied professional backgrounds and provides them with leadership opportunities to help shape U.S.-Japan relations. The Council, through its programs and initiatives, also allows Japanese Americans to engage with their Japanese counterparts to form deep and meaningful ties.
The TOMODACHI Initiative is a public-private partnership between the U.S.-Japan Council and the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. Born out of support for Japan’s recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake, TOMODACHI invests in the next generation of Japanese and American leaders through educational and cultural exchanges as well as leadership programs. We seek to foster a “TOMODACHI generation” of young American and Japanese leaders who are committed to and engaged in strengthening U.S.-Japan relations, appreciate each other’s countries and cultures and possess the global skills and mindsets needed to contribute to and thrive in a more cooperative, prosperous and secure world.
Nissan’s Ghosn Wary of Japan PM Abe’s Target of 30 Percent Women in Top Jobs
Reuters, July 17, 2014
Japan Outlines Rules on Using Secrecy Law
Japan Times, July 17, 2014
Japan Gives Green Light to Restart Pair of Nuclear Reactors
The Washington Post, July 16, 2014
JA General Awaits Senate Confirmation
Rafu Shimpo, July 16, 2014
Serial Entrepreneur William Saito on Startups in Japan
Tech In Asia, July 16, 2014
TOMODACHI Initiative is a public-private partnership, born out of support for Japan’s recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake, that invests in the next generation of Japanese and American leaders through educational and cultural exchanges as well as entrepreneurship and leadership programs.