Members of the media interested in covering the 2016 USJC Annual Conference please register here. Registration is complimentary for press covering the event. Interview opportunities with U.S.-Japan Council leadership and select speakers are available upon request.
The media advisory about the 2016 Annual Conference is available here.
(Descriptions of specific sessions are available here.)
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016
9:30am – 11:00am Morning Keynote & Plenary Session – GRAND BALLROOM (1F)
|Emcee:||Tasha A. Yorozu, Co-Chair, 2016 Annual Conference Silicon Valley Host Committee|
|Welcome Remarks:||Norman Y. Mineta, Vice Chair, Board of Councilors, U.S.-Japan Council; Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation; Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce|
|Irene Hirano Inouye, President, U.S.-Japan Council|
|Keynote Addresses:||Hiroaki Nakanishi, Chairman of the Board, Representative Executive Officer, Hitachi, Ltd.|
|Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft Corporation|
|Panel Discussion:||The Silicon Valley Experience|
11:30am – 12:45pm Morning Breakout Sessions (four concurrent panel discussions)
1:00pm – 2:30pm Luncheon Plenary Session – GRAND BALLROOM (1F)
|Special Remarks:||Suzanne Boda, Senior VP, American Airlines|
|Margot Carrington, Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy Tokyo|
|Masaharu Kohno, Special Representative for the Middle East and Europe & Special Envoy for the Middle East Peace, Government of Japan; Senior Advisor to the TOMODACHI Initiative|
|Keynote Address:||Peter Schwartz, Senior Vice President Strategic Planning, Salesforce|
2:30pm – 4:00pm Afternoon Breakout Sessions (four concurrent panel discussions)
4:30pm – 6:00pm Closing Plenary Session – GRAND BALLROOM (1F)
|Panel Discussion:||Japanese American Leaders, Movers and Shakers|
|Closing Remarks:||Masaaki Tanaka, Vice Chair, Board of Councilors, U.S.-Japan Council|
|Daniel I. Okimoto, Co-Chair, Silicon Valley Japan Platform|
6:00pm – 7:30pm Conference Reception – CONVENTION CENTER: MISSION CITY BALLROOM B2-B5 (1F)
|Special Remarks:||Dennis Y. Teranishi, Chairman of the Board, U.S.-Japan Council|
|Paul Yonamine, Chair, Board of Councilors, U.S.-Japan Council|
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016
9:00am – 10:30am Breakout Session I (four concurrent sessions)
11:00am – 12:00pm Breakout Session II (four concurrent sessions)
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