2012 New Years Networking and Welcoming Reception

January 18, 2012 at 6pm - 9pm


On January 18th, the U.S.-Japan Council hosted a reception honoring five visiting members of the Japanese Diet. The event, held at Washington, DC's Firefly Restaurant, allowed Washington-area professionals to meet with Mr. Tetsuo Fukuyama of the House of Councilors, as well as Mr. Hitoshi Hagihara, Mr. Rintaro Ogata, Mr. Junya Ogawa and Mr. Hidenori Tachibana of the House of Representatives. The four House of Representatives members were in Washington participating in the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program, while Mr. Fukuyama was in DC on other business. USJC President Irene Hirano Inouye presided over the reception, which was attended by USJC Board Members and Members, Japanese American Leadership Delegation Alumni and representatives from the State Department and Embassy of Japan, in addition to leaders in the business and academic communities.

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