2019 U40 Summit



The U.S.-Japan Council (USJC) Under 40 (U40) Summit brings together young adults from across the globe to share knowledge, experiences, and ideas to further the U.S.-Japan relationship. The 3-day program will allow attendees to hear from Hawaii’s top leaders, participate in valuable discussions about society’s top issues, and learn through site visits and experiential activities. By gathering people of shared values, we hope to cultivate a community of today’s brightest leaders while developing their personal and professional skills.

The U40 Summit is organized by the U.S.-Japan Council’s TOMODACHI Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) Steering Committee for ELP alumni, USJC Associates, and invited U.S.-Japan leaders under the age of 40.



Thursday, May 30

Optional Dinner for summit participants


Friday, May 31

Cultural and Business Visits

USJC Food Festival (Tickets available for all USJC members. U40 Summit registration includes one ticket to the Food Festival)


Saturday, June 1

All-Day Program

Dinner for U40 Summit participants


Sunday, June 2

ELP Steering Committee meeting (Limited to ELP Steering Committee)

Optional morning activity

U40 & Hawaii Region picnic


*schedule and times subject to change



The U40 Summit is by invitation only and limited to 80 participants. Invitations to register have been sent by email to all ELP alumni, Associates and U40s. If you would like to suggest a U40 U.S.-Japan leader to be invited, please email ELPalumni@usjapancouncil.org.



A small block of discounted rooms are available for U40 Summit participants at the newly remodeled Queen Kapiolani Hotel, which will also be the location of the dinner to be held on Saturday, June 1. Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis, so please don't wait to make arrangements. Even if you are local, you are welcome to stay at the hotel with everyone too!

• City View Room w/ balcony (1 king or 2 queens): $155.00 + tax per night, per room (normally $236/night)

• Waived $30 daily Hospitality Fees

• $15/day discounted parking

• $8.90 per person one-time porterage fee required


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Questions? Please contact the ELP Steering Committee and U40 Summit Co-Chair Lynn Miyahira at ELPalumni@usjapancouncil.org.