WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S.-Japan Council expresses our deepest sympathy to the Nishimiya Family and to his many colleagues in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Government of Japan. We are grateful for his many contributions to U.S.-Japan relations including fostering the greater involvement of Japanese Americans.
New York-based U.S.-Japan Council Board Member Susan Onuma worked closely with Ambassador Shinichi Nishimiya during his time in New York. She provided the following words of remembrance:
The Japanese American community of New York was devastated to hear about the sudden passing of Ambassador Nishimiya. He left a warm and indelible impression...
Seattle, WA – In recent months, debris created by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami has been washing ashore in the Pacific Northwest as well as California, Hawaii, Alaska and Canada. Experts predict that 1.5 million tons of debris will reach North America.
At the 2012 U.S.-Japan Council Annual Conference on Friday, October 5, 2012 experts will shed new light on the situation. As the tsunami debris arrives, opportunities arise for increased collaboration and dialogue between the U.S and Japan. Many national and local NGOs are pursuing active citizen engagement and volunteer efforts to raise awareness and keep beaches...
Seattle, WA - The 2012 U.S.-Japan Council Annual Conference will highlight business and entrepreneurial collaboration between the U.S. and Japan, headed up by its keynote speakers:
· Acting Secretary Rebecca M. Blank, U.S. Department of Commerce
· Raymond L. Conner, President and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
· Takeshi Niinami, CEO, Lawson Inc.
· Phyllis Campbell, Chairman, Pacific Northwest Region, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
This is the first time the Annual Conference will take place in Seattle, recognizing the vital and historic relationship between Japan and the Pacific Northwest. The conference also includes panels on new technology, entrepreneurship and economic collaboration.
Seattle, WA – The top three finalists of the TOMODACHI Tohoku Challenge (TTC) will compete at the 2012 U.S.-Japan Council Annual Conference on Friday, October 5th, where the winner will also be announced. TTC is a business competition focused on entrepreneurial solutions to economic challenges in the post-quake Tohoku region of Japan. The three finalists’ projects each support one of the three hardest-hit prefectures.
An esteemed team will judge the three finalists as they pitch their projects during a morning session at the conference (10:45am-12:15pm). This session is open to the media and judges include:
Mr. C. Jeffrey Char, President,...