2016 U.S.-Japan Council U40 Summit:
Embracing Risk

Brought to you by the TOMODACHI Emerging Leaders and Associates of USJC


Friday, August 19 & Saturday, August 20, 2016
Los Angeles, California

An event hosted by U.S.-Japan Council’s TOMODACHI Emerging Leaders Program ("ELP") for ELP alumni, USJC Associates, and invited* U.S.-Japan leaders under the age of 40.


All USJC members are invited to attend the U40 Summit Opening Reception
on Friday, August 19th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Please click on link above or scroll to the bottom to find instructions for registration.





Join an energized group of Under-40 leaders as we connect the TOMODACHI Generation of driven doers, thinkers and creators who are invested in the future of U.S.-Japan relations. The U40 Summit is designed to leverage the diverse experiences of each and every participant, and foster growth and greater engagement of U40 leaders. By serving as a platform to exchange ideas, develop skills and put innovative ideas into action, the U40 Summit will be a part of the future of U.S.-Japan Relations.

Participants will suggest concrete solutions to political, corporate and social issues within U.S.-Japan relations. They will discuss the risks and benefits affiliated with innovation as seen in Japan and the Silicon Valley, and explore opportunities for continued involvement in USJC. 

All ELP alumni, Associates and nominated U40 U.S.-Japan leaders can register for the full summit. USJC members, JALD alumni and Friends of the Council are invited to the U40 Summit Opening Reception on Friday, August 19th. Please email ELPalumni@usjapancouncil.org to register for the Reception.


Friday, August 19th    


Culinary Diplomacy Food Factory Tours
(optional, up to 20 per factory, first-come, first-served)

Hawaiian Host & King’s Hawaiian
Torrance, California



U40 Opening Reception
(open to all USJC Members and
Summit Participants)

Loyola Marymount University

Saturday, August 20th    


U40 Summit Main Program

University of Southern California Marshall School of Business 

 7:00PM-11:00PM U40 Summit Party

Location to be announced

Sunday, August 21st    


ELP Steering Committee Meeting

NOTE: Program Limited to current ELP Steering Committee members or ELP Alumni wanting to join the committee

 10:00AM -5:00PM

Los Angeles Nisei Week Japanese Festival
(Event not affiliated with U40 Summit but attendance is highly encouraged)

JACCC Plaza, Little Tokyo Los Angeles

**schedule, locations, and times subject to change


Shared lodging or the option to reserve a room in a hotel block will be made available for participants. More information is available upon registration.



The U40 Summit is by invitation only and limited to 80 participants. Invitations to register have been sent by email to all ELP alumni and Associates. Invitations to nominated U40 U.S.-Japan leaders will be sent upon receipt and confirmation. The nomination form is included in the registration process. If you would like to suggest a U40 US-Japan leader to be invited, please email ELPalumni@usjapancouncil.org.



Thank you to our generous sponsors for investing in our future leaders.



Donations to the U40 Summit can be made on our Crowdrise Funding Page. We greatly appreciate your support! 



Questions? Please contact the ELP Steering Committee and U40 Summit Co-Chairs Kei Ashizawa and Stacy Uchida at ELPalumni@usjapancouncil.org.



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Friday, August 19th | 6:30 pm | Loyola Marymount University