2017 U.S.-Japan Council Annual Conference

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Unity in Diversity: Shaping the Future Together

 

Save the Date: The 2017 U.S.-Japan Annual Conference in Washington, DC will be held from November 11 to 14 at the JW Marriot!

 

Event Details  |  Registration | 

Lodging  |  Sponsorship Opportunities 



Conference Overview

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. 

This year, we are returning to our nation’s capital to discuss changes under a new administration. Following an election that divided the nation, we will discuss how to respect differences of opinion and find common ground as we work together toward mutually beneficial goals. At the same time, we will showcase and examine how global perspectives and diversity empower both the United States and Japan. We will exchange views on how international businesses and organizations can continue to expand in a changing political environment, and get work done to strengthen the U.S.-Japan relationship. We will also provide opportunities to network with stakeholders in the new administration and on Capitol Hill, and provide insight into the political and diplomatic arenas.

 

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Conference Topics (Subject to Change)

  • Beyond Washington & Tokyo: U.S.-Japan Regional Relations
  • The Art of Negotation: Bringing Diverse Viewpoints Together
  • U.S.-Japan Business Investment & Expansion Opportunities
  • The Evolving U.S.-Japan Security Alliance
  • The New U.S.-Japan Trade & Economics Paradigm
  • Technology & Innovation Partnerships
  • Women's Leadership & Success in the United States and Japan
  • Collaborative Solutions to Healthcare & Medical Issues
  • The Call to Public Service


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Conference Schedule 

 

Saturday, November 11    
     
9:00am - 5:00pm   2017 TOMODACHI Emerging Leaders & Alumni Programming
6:00pm - onward   Japanese American Leadership Delegation (JALD) Alumni Reunion
     
Sunday, November 12    
     
10:00am - 4:00pm   Members Day
     
6:00pm - onward   Networking Dinners    
     
Monday, November 13    
     
9:30am - 7:30pm   Full-Day Public Symposium 
     
Tuesday, November 14     
     
9:30am - 12:00pm    Half-Day Public Symposium & Offsite Visits
Offsite visits scheduled throughout the day

 

Venue: JW MARRIOTT, 1331 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., WASHINGTON, DC

Attire: Business

Host Committee Co-Chairs 

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Bruce Hollywood Mark Uyeda
Co-Chair,
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Co-Chair, 
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Highlighted Past Speakers: 

  • Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister, Japan
  • Joe Biden, former Vice President of the United States
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State
  • Raymond L. Conner, Executive Vice President, The Boeing Company; President and CEO, Boeing
  • Anthony Foxx, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation
  • Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet
  • Yasuchika Hasegawa, President, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited & Chairman, Keizai Doyukai
  • Marillyn A. Hewson, Chairman, President & CEO, Lockheed Martin Corp.
  • Nobuyuki Hirano, President & Group CEO, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.
  • Masami Iijima, President & CEO, Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
  • Caroline Kennedy, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan
  • Masaharu Kohno, Special Representative of the Government of Japan
  • Hiroshi Mikitani, Chairman and CEO, Rakuten, Inc.
  • Hiroaki Nakanishi, President, Hitachi, Ltd.
  • Takeshi Niinami, President & CEO, Lawson, Inc.
  • Sandra E. Peterson, Group Worldwide Chairman, Johnson & Johnson
  • Gill Pratt Ph.D., Executive Technical Adviser, Toyota Motor Corp.
  • Sadayuki Sakakibara, Chairman, Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) & Chief Senior Advisor and Chief Senior Counselor, Toray Industries, Inc.
  • Peter Schwartz, Senior Vice President Strategic Planning, Salesforce
  • Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft Corporation
  • John R. Strangfeld, Chairman & CEO, Prudential Financial, Inc.
  • Shinya Yamanaka, 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine & Director, Center for IPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University


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Registration

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EARLY BIRD RATES AVAILABLE NOW!


Lodging 


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The conference will be held at the J.W. Marriott, Washington DC (1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW). A block of rooms has been reserved for conference participants at the rate of $329 plus tax per night.

TO RESERVE A ROOM, CLICK HERE or call the hotel at +1-202-393-2000 and mention the "U.S.-Japan Council Annual Conference in November".

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please click here for more information on sponsorship benefits. 

Want to be a sponsor of the USJC 2017 Annual Conference in Washington, DC? Please contact our Director of Development, Deborah Grant, at dgrant@usjapancouncil.org or +1-202-798-5210 for more details.

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS 2017 SPONSORS!

 

Sponsorship 

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Signature

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Premier

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Gold

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