2015 U.S.-Japan Council Annual Conference

AC2015_PMAbeGroupStage_(small).jpg

(L-R) Mr. Dennis Teranishi, Chairman of the Board, USJC; Ms. Irene Hirano Inouye, President of USJC;
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe; Mr. Ernest Higa, Chair of the USJC(J) Board of Directors

 

Overview |  Schedule Sessions |  Tastes of Tokyo 

Travel |  Sponsors |  Media 

 

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2015 USJC Annual Conference!!

 

2015 U.S.-Japan Council Annual Conference

BEYOND 2020 VISION: GOING GLOBAL WITH THE U.S.-JAPAN PARTNERSHIP

November 9-10, 2015
Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel
B2F Cerulean Tower Ballroom
26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo 150-8512, Japan

(Nov. 8 and Nov. 11 featured additional programming with the TOMODACHI Initiative and JALD. Please see the detailed schedule for more information)

The U.S.-Japan Council Annual Conference is a forward-thinking public event that takes place each fall. Leading professionals and members of the U.S.-Japan community convene to explore cutting-edge topics that provide opportunities for future growth and cooperation between the United States and Japan. 

On November 9 and 10, the U.S.-Japan Council (USJC) hosted its sixth Annual Conference, themed “Beyond 2020 Vision: Going Global with the U.S.-Japan Partnership.” Approximately 850 American and Japanese leaders from all sectors convened in Tokyo, Japan to discuss the value of working across sectors and generations to envision, promote and develop a more vibrant and dynamic U.S.-Japan relationship. This was USJC’s first Annual Conference in Japan, and its biggest yet, with speakers bringing their expertise in business, government, civil society, art and more to discuss innovative ways the two nations can collaborate.

 

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers were:

November 9

His Excellency Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan

AC2015_PMAbe_Solo.jpg

For the full text of the Prime Minister's speech, click here. For the video of his speech, click here

 

Hon. Anthony Foxx, U.S. Secretary of Transportation

AC2015_Keynote_SecFoxx.jpg

For a summary of Sec. Foxx's speech, click here.

 

Mr. Nobuyuki Hirano, President & Group CEO, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.

AC2015_Keynote_MrHirano.jpg

For a summary of Mr. Hirano's speech, click here.

 

Ms. Sandra E. Peterson, Group Worldwide Chairman, Johnson & Johnson

AC2015_Keynote_MsPeterson.jpg

For a summary of Ms. Peterson's speech, click here.

 

November 10

Dr. Koji Murofushi, Sports Director, The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

AC2015_Keynote_DrMurofushi.jpg

For a summary of Dr. Murofushi's speech, click here.

 

Dr. Gill Pratt, Executive Technical Adviser, Toyota Motor Corporation and CEO, Toyota Research Institute, Inc.

AC2015_Keynote_DrPratt.jpg

For a summary of Dr. Pratt's speech, click here.

 

Other Highlights

Other highlights of the Conference included:

Special Address by Mayor Futoshi Toba, Mayor, City of Rikuzentakata (November 9)

AC2015_MayorToba.jpg

For a summary of Mayor Toba's speech, click here. 

 

Special Remarks by Dr. Sadayuki Sakakibara, Chairman, Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) & Chief Senior Advisor and Chief Senior Counselor, Toray Industries, Inc. (November 10)

AC2015_DrSakakibara.jpg

For a summary of Dr. Sakakibara's speech, click here.  

 

Global Leadership through Business Innovation and Integration (November 9)

AC2015_GlobalLeadership_Group.jpg

For a summary of the Global Leadership panel discussion, click here.  

 

TOMODACHI-themed Conference Reception (November 9)

AC2015_TOMOReception.jpg

 

The Japanese American Experience: From Internment to Leadership, A Seventy-Year Journey (November 10)

AC2015_JAExperience_Group.jpg

 

Japanese American Leadership Delegation (JALD) Celebration (November 10)

AC2015_JALDCelebration_Group.jpg

 

Conference Print Program

To see the print program of the Conference, which includes the bios of speakers, click here.

 

Photos

To see more photos from the 2015 Annual Conference, click here.

 

Videos

Click on the image below to see the recap video of the Annual Conference.

USJCAC-Video_500px.PNG

 

For more videos, see the 2015 Annual Conference playlist on our YouTube channel.

 

Social Media

Check out the Day I and Day II social media recaps to see how the speakers and audience enjoyed the Conference activities!

 

Sponsorship 

The 2015 USJC Annual Conference was made possible by our generous sponsors.

PLATINUM

TITLE

 

Signature

PREMIER

GOLD

 

 

 

 

SUBSCRIBE | SUPPORT | CONTACT