WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Daniel K. Inouye will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda on Thursday where his many friends and colleagues can pay tribute to his extraordinary life. His casket will arrive at the Capitol at 10 a.m. Thursday for public viewing from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. This honor has been extended to former Presidents and prominent members of Congress including Presidents Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.
A funeral will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. Senator Inouye will then be flown to Honolulu where he will...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Throughout history, few individuals contribute a profound level of uniqueness to global relationships. On December 17, 2012 the world lost such a human being. The United State’s most senior Senator passed away peacefully yesterday, leaving behind a legacy of commitment to the U.S.-Japan relationship and to the world. Senator Daniel K. Inouye dedicated his life to human understanding and relationships through dialogue within the public and private sectors of our domestic and international communities. In particular, he created a network of strong people-to-people relationships between the U.S. and Japan, which has helped overcome the walls of misunderstanding...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S.-Japan Council (USJC) will host a briefing and networking reception on Monday, Dec. 3 focused on the U.S.-Japan security alliance and more broadly, the U.S.-Japan bilateral relationship following the 2012 presidential election.
Kathleen H. Hicks, Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Defense
Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, III, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM)
Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae, Japanese Ambassador to the United States
Thomas R. Nides, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of State
The briefing will focus on the outlook and projection for the U.S.-Japan bilateral relationship in 2013. Dr. Hicks is responsible for advising...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The TOMODACHI Initiative is pleased to announce the TOMODACHI-UNIQLO Fellowship, an exciting new educational program generously funded by UNIQLO Co., Ltd. The Fellowship will offer a world-class educational experience to Japan's next generation of business and fashion leaders. Beginning with those who will start studies in fall 2013, eligible students will be able to apply for financial support to pursue graduate studies at three top-notch U.S. educational institutions: the Stanford Graduate School of Business; Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT); and Parsons The New School for Design.
UNIQLO’s gift of $1.6 million to establish the TOMODACHI-UNIQLO Fellowship is...
SEATTLE – The winner of the TOMODACHI Tohoku Challenge, a business plan focused on identifying a venture business that will bring innovation and employment to the post-quake Tohoku region of Japan and accelerate the rebuilding of the area was revealed at the 2012 U.S.-Japan Council Annual Conference in Seattle, WA.
During a luncheon session on U.S.-Japan business and innovation, NanoMist Technologies was awarded the top prize in front of an audience of more than 350 people invested in the future of U.S.-Japan relations. The NanoMist Technologies team was led by Dr. Kazuo Matsuura, who put forth a plan for the...
SEATTLE, Oct. 5, 2012 – U.S. and Japanese government, business and non-profit leaders convened for the 2012 U.S.-Japan Council Annual Conference during a challenging time for the Asia Pacific region.
Keynote speakers at the Conference discussed innovative solutions to today’s economic challenges and new opportunities for collaboration that will deepen ties between the U.S. and Japan.
Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank, who leads the Department’s efforts to create an environment that strengthens U.S. innovation and competitiveness, said a close partnership between the U.S. and Japan is vital to advance business opportunities in both countries and the Asia...
SEATTLE, WA – The 2012 U.S.-Japan Council Annual Conference on Oct. 5 will highlight business and entrepreneurial collaboration between the U.S. and Japan, featuring keynote speaker Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Rebecca M. Blank.
In her role as Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Blank is a key member of President Obama’s economic team working to implement the administration’s top economic priorities to increase economic growth and accelerate job creation. Blank leads the Department’s efforts to create an environment that strengthens innovation and competitiveness, and ensures that American businesses can thrive both here and abroad.
In her remarks, Acting Secretary Blank will discuss...
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.