Friend of the Council Peter Kelly (left) exchanging business cards with Ms. Rika Yoshikawa, Social Relationship Manager at Mitsui & Co. (right),while USJC Development Director Georgette Furukawa-Martinez looks on
On September 17, USJC Members, TOMODACHI sponsor company representatives, special guests and USJC staff welcomed the Japanese delegates of the TOMODACHI Mitsui & Co. Leadership program to Washington, DC. The breakfast featured remarks by a Mitsui & Co. Tokyo office representative and Director of the Office of Japanese Affairs and the U.S. Department of State, Joseph Young. Each of the delegates spoke about their impressions and experience on the program so far. After a visit to Detroit, where they met leaders involved in the revitalization of the city, the delegates were excited to share their experience with their professional and personal communities.
(L-R) USJC Senior Vice President Kaz Maniwa with program delegate Shina Miyagi, Hitachi Ltd. representative (and 2015 TOMODACHI Emerging Leader) Rei Tsuchiya and DC Staff Member Sonoko Plummer