(The Rafu Shimpo) Irene Hirano, president of the U.S.-Japan Council, issued the following statement on Monday, the second anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake.
“Two years ago today, Japan suffered enormous tragedy. On the second anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, we remember the loss, but also recognize the progress made towards recovery and the strength and determination of the people of the Tohoku region."
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(The Daily Herald) The principal of Schaumburg's Thomas Dooley Elementary School, home to an innovative Japanese-English dual-language program, will visit Japan and its earthquake-ravaged Fukushima region next month.
Marion Flaman, who is herself half-Japanese and visited her grandparents in the region as a child, will be a member of the U.S.-Japan Council's leadership delegation from March 8 to 16.
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(Pacific Business News) Eric Takahata, managing director of a.Link LLC, dba Hawaii Tourism Japan, has been selected by the Japanese American Leadership Delegation to travel to Japan in a program intended to build connections with Japanese leaders.
The program provides opportunities for Japanese Americans to establish a meaningful role in strengthening relations between the U.S. and Japan across all sectors of society.
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(NW Asian Weekly) Ten Japanese Americans have been selected to travel to Japan where they will visit Fukushima Prefecture and Tokyo for meetings with newly elected top officials from March 8–16.
The Japanese American Leadership Delegation (JALD) provides opportunities for Japanese Americans to establish a meaningful role in strengthening U.S.–Japan relations.
This year, the delegation will visit Fukushima to learn from those affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and nuclear crisis. They will also PARTICIPATE in a symposium sponsored by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and the U.S.–Japan Council....
(Law Week Colorado) Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP partner, Kenzo Kawanabe, has been named to the 2013 Japanese American Leadership Delegation (JALD). JALD is sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). Members of the Japanese American Leadership Delegation are top Japanese American leaders in the nation, and the delegation will meet individuals at the highest levels of Japanese government, business, and civil society. The trip provides the opportunity for Japanese Americans to deepen their understanding of Japan and to use this experience to strengthen and advance U.S.-Japan relations. The delegation will visit Tokyo and Fukushima, a prefecture affected by the...
(The Rafu Shimpo) Two years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, the 2013 Japanese American Leadership Delegation (JALD) will travel to Fukushima to offer support and learn lessons from the disaster, focusing on the impact of the nuclear crisis.
Now in its 13th year, the delegation provides opportunities for Nikkei leaders nationwide to meet top Japanese government and business officials. This year’s delegation will be in Japan from March 8 to 13, and will participate in a symposium sponsored by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and U.S.-Japan Council (USJC). The program is sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of...