Council Leader Tracy Tsuetaki speaks at the Conference
The newly formed Japan-America Society of North Carolina (JASNC) held its first annual Meeting in Raleigh on April 25. Council Leader Tracy Tsuetaki, who is the Founding Board Chairman of JASNC, said, "At a time when the economic relationship between Japan and North Carolina is strong and very beneficial to both parties, we want to build people-to-people ties . . . We are certain that we can deepen the relationship between North Carolina and Japan through the programs we will offer here."
JASNC is the 37th member of the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS). NAJAS President Peter Kelley, who is a Friend of the Council, spoke at the Annual Conference, welcoming JASNC as the newest member.
Other speakers at the conference included Consul General of Japan in Atlanta Takashi Shinozuka; USJC President Irene Hirano Inouye; Atsushi Yamakoshi, Executive Director of the Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) USA; and Toshiyuki Yokota, President, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) New York.
The Conference speakers
For more information about JASNC, please see its website.