SANTA CLARA – The U.S.‐Japan Council (USJC), a nonprofit educational organization striving to strengthen U.S.‐Japan relations, held its seventh Annual Conference from Nov. 14 to 15 in Silicon Valley.
More than 700 leaders from Japan and the U.S. attended the conference, which was themed “Imagine. Innovate. Inspire. The Silicon Valley Experience.” Issues they discussed included technology collaboration in various areas from design to artificial intelligence to finance, women’s leadership, fostering young leaders and celebrating diversity.
The keynote speakers — Hiroaki Nakanishi, chairman of the board, representative executive officer, Hitachi, Ltd.; Peter Schwartz, senior vice president, strategic planning, Salesforce; and Brad...
On election night, Democratic candidates running for local city councils and school boards to those running for state Assembly and Senate, could hardly focus on their own races. Their eyes were on the presidential election.
Margaret Abe-Koga told an audience at the U.S.-Japan Council conference’s panel for women in politics this week that her re-election to a third term on the Mountain View City Council was bittersweet...
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Takeharu Nakashima came to America this week hoping to do business. He brought a team of people to a Santa Clara hotel Monday to show off a medical device that tracks blood flow. It’s already sold in Japan; soon, too, he hopes, it will be offered in the U.S.
Japanese-American women workers in Silicon Valley will discuss innovative strategies to improve the inclusion and advancement of women in technology companies at a conference next week hosted by the U.S.-Japan Council.
The Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit educational group, which works to strengthen relations between the two countries, will have its annual conference in Santa Clara on Monday and Tuesday.
Among the various panels on collaboration and investments between Japan and the United States are panels about improving opportunities for women in the workplace and politics. Former Palo Alto Mayor Yoriko Kishimoto, the city’s first Asian mayor, will be part of the...
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At Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, the U.S. - Japan Council holds this year's Conference with the opportunity to advance an innovative agenda in U.S. - Japan relations, exchange views among leaders about challenges and opportunities, and identify ways that the U.S. - Japan relationship can be strengthened.
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Japan’s first lady teamed up with U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye’s widow Monday to launch an environmental symposium that they hope will become an annual gathering of students, scientists and activists from both sides of the Pacific Ocean.
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HONOLULU - Japan’s First Lady Akie Abe is making her mark in the islands. She gave the keynote speech at an Ocean Conservation conference in English.
Abe recalled after visiting the tsunami-stricken regions of Japan she was resolved to speak out against a plan to build what she calls titanic-sized walls along Japan's coast.
"One day in August 2013, I said I should do as much as I can to help stop those seawalls from being constructed," said Akie Abe.
She worries how people may put their faith in a concrete wall that's 186 miles long, and that may cost...
The First Lady of Japan is in Honolulu to discuss how to better protect the ocean.
Akie Abe is one of the hosts of the Japan-U.S. International Symposium for Ocean Conservation in Hawaii.
The event gathers prominent female leaders from both sides of the Pacific to discuss ocean conservation, the sustainable management of fisheries and more via policy, education, science and grassroots efforts.
In her keynote speech at the Hawaii Convention Center Monday, Abe argued the detrimental effects of seawalls.
"I have visited the tsunami-hit region countless times. One day in August 2013, I said that I should do as...