The US-Japan Council’s Silicon Valley-Japan Platform is a new initiative aimed at tapping into Japanese innovation by strengthening ties between small- and medium-sized firms and the global-leading resources of Silicon Valley. A panel discussion during the USJC’s annual conference brought together business leaders from both sides of the Pacific to discuss how Japan is looking to the IT capital to bolster entrepreneurialism and elevate firms to the global stage.
The Nikkei Digital interviewed recent U.S. Ambassador John Roos during his visit to Japan. Roos discussed the birth of the start up/innovation culture in Japan, and the country's need for leaders such as Apple's Steve Jobs and Facebook's Mark Zuckerburg. Roos, a former attorney, now serves on Sales Force's Board of Directors.
The U.S.-Japan Council named Kuriko Hasegawa Wong, Vice President, FleishmanHillard, a 2015 TOMODACHI Emerging Leaders Program delegate. Hasegawa Wong and 11 other Japanese-American young professionals will participate in the U.S.-Japan Council Annual Conference in Tokyo, Japan Nov. 9-10. Kuriko Hasegawa Wong was profiled in the Chunichi Shimbun Hamamatsu-region's daily morning column "Ohao" as one of the 12 Emerging Leaders Program representatives for the U.S.-Japan Council this year. In the interview, Kuriko talks about her upbringing in Hamamatsu and her interest in cultural exchange from a young age. She said the experience as an ELP deepened her desire to bridge the two...
Gov. David Ige returned Thursday from his second official trip to Asia where he continued to promote tourism, intercultural student exchange and collaboration on renewable-energy technology. During his nine day trip to Asia, the governor visited South Korea, to promote Hawaii's relationship with the nation, and in Japan, he attended the U.S.-Japan Council's 2015 Annual Conference.
NHK World covered the 2015 USJC Annual Conference on November 10, focusing on featured speakers like Secretary Norman Mineta and actor Masi Oka. It discussed USJC's role in raising the profile of Japanese Americans, as well as how Japanese American leaders can connect the United States and Japan.
On November 10th, the Shizuoka Shimbun reported on Governor Heita Kawakatsu, and 4 other Japanese and American governors. The governors participated in a panel discussing ways to activate the regional economy. Governor Kawakatsu pushed to advance the growth of industry. Other governors included Abe of Nagano, Yuzaki of Hiroshima, and Ige of Hawaii who appealed to work on measures for local revival.
This Shizuoka Shimbun article is about the 2015 USJC Annual Conference.
NHK News covered the 2015 USJC Annual Conference on November 10, focusing on U.S-Japan relations. This year marks 70 years after the war. U.S.-Japan Council, an organization created by Japanese Americans, held their Annual Conference for the first time in Japan on the 9th of November. Dennis Teranishi, chairman of the organization, and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Foxx spoke about reinforcing the collaborative relationship between the Japan and U.S.
This NHK News article is about the 2015 USJC Annual Conference.
BusinessIT:Prime Minster Shinzo Abe Declares "TPP New Trade Rules," RCEP, FTAA to reinforce of Asia's Growing Economic Strength.
On November 9th, with the aim of strengthening U.S.-Japan relations, at the U.S.-Japan Council's Annual Conference, Prime Minister Abe's hopes related to the new TPP trade rules, and his desire for the TPP to act as the base for expanding the economic collaboration within the Asia-Pacific region. He also talked about the importance of pushing forward, and the interchange between Japan and the United States to form the core of the two countries' multi-layer relationship. Prime Minister Abe mentioned his belief that...
Denver, Colorado's Mayor Michael Hancock is leading business and civic leaders on a trade mission to Japan, hoping to strengthen relationships between the city and Asia’s second-largest economy.
The mission, which left on Saturday, flew first to Tokyo, where Hancock will attend the annual U.S.-Japan Council Conference focused on the partnership between the two countries.