Upcoming Events

Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II (Day of Remembrance)

Monday, January 01, 2018 at 10:00 AM

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On February 17, 2017, the National Museum of American History opened an exhibit to mark 75 years since Executive Order 9066 authorizing the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. On display are artifacts, photographs and stories collected from Japanese American families. 

For more information on the exhibit please visit the official website. 


Finding Your Voice - Empowering You!

Monday, October 29, 2018 at 03:00 PM
USC Sol Price

 

Invest in yourself by spending a few hours learning from Japanese and Japanese American women in leadership, and then working in small groups with expert facilitators in formulating your own empowerment plan.  The U.S.-Japan Council’s Regional Women in Leadership program, with funding from Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pleased to present a free-of-charge panel discussion, workshop, and reception. Hear from State of California Governor Appointees who lead departments, leaders and experts in higher education, and business women who will share their personal journeys into leadership while taking risks along the way. Expert facilitators will then lead breakout groups towards fashioning personal next steps whether it is choosing a mentor, seeking further training, expressing your ambition or grabbing that next ring. The day will wrap up with a reception with the speakers, facilitators and attendees. College, university students and professionals early in their careers are encouraged to take advantage of this unique opportunity. All are welcome.

Click here to register


Speakers

SHARON ITO WARREN
Communications & Public Affairs Manager
Sacramento State University, College of Continuing Education

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Sharon Ito was born in Sacramento, California. She graduated from Sacramento's Hiram Johnson High School in 1978 and later from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. Ms. Ito was recognized with multiple awards during her career including a "Golden Mike Award" from the Los Angeles Radio-TV News Directors Association for her work during the Los Angeles riots in 1992. She was also recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists (Sacramento chapter) for feature reporting. She was active with the Sacramento chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA).

After working at radio stations KJOY Stockton and KGNR in Sacramento, Ms. Ito began her TV career at KXTV News10 in Sacramento in 1985 as a producer and news reporter. She left in 1990 to join Disney's startup television station KCAL-TV in Los Angeles as a reporter and in 1993 came back home to KRBK-TV/KPWB-TV, now known as KMAX CW 31 in Sacramento. In September 1996, she returned to KXTV as weekend anchor and weekday reporter. In April 2002, Ms. Ito switched spots with weekday morning anchor Alicia Malaby and anchored News10 Good Morning from April 2002 to March 2007 with Dan Elliott. In May 2007 KXTV launched an online project on news10.net called Live_Online, with Ms. Ito interviewing newsmakers and interacting with viewers. Ms. Ito retired from broadcast news and left the station on March 25, 2012.

In 2013 Ms. Ito joined Sacramento State University's College of Continuing Education where she works in communications and public affairs.


RYOSUKE KAMONO
Consul
Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco

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Ryosuke Kamono joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1994. Before joining the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco in September 2016, Mr. Kamono served in the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka (Colombo) from 1997 to 2000, and in the Embassy of Japan in India (New Delhi) from 2012 to 2016. Mr. Kamono is a graduate of Doshisha University. Born in Osaka, Japan, he is a husband and father of four children.


MARYBEL BATJER
Secretary
Government Operations Agency (CalGovOps)

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In July 2013, Marybel Batjer was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to serve as the first-ever secretary of CalGovOps. This agency was established as part of Governor Brown’s comprehensive overhaul of state government. Ms. Batjer is responsible for administering state operations, including procurement, real estate, information technology and human resources. From 2003 to 2005, Ms. Batjer served as cabinet secretary and chief policy advisor to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and directed the activities of the governor’s 13 cabinet secretaries. She has also served as undersecretary of the California Business, Transportation and Housing Agency and as chief deputy director of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. During the George H.W. Bush administration, Ms. Batjer was special assistant to the Secretary of the Navy, a position she attained after serving as President Reagan’s special assistant for national security affairs, deputy executive secretary of the National Security Council, and assistant to Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger and Deputy Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci. In addition, Ms. Batjer was director of political planning for the National Women’s Political Caucus. She is the former vice-chair of the State of Nevada’s Colorado River Commission, the past chair of the National Judicial College Board of Trustees, and a current board member of the Nevada Museum of Art, the Desert Research Institute Foundation, and the Nevada Woman’s Fund. Ms. Batjer studied international public policy at Johns Hopkins University and national and international security at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

 

Panelists

GENEVIEVE SHIROMA
Chair, Agricultural Labor Relations Board
Board of Directors, SMUD

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Genevieve Shiroma was first elected to the SMUD Board of Directors in November 1998. She represents Ward 4, which includes Curtis Park, Land Park, Greenhaven, Pocket, Walnut Grove and part of Elk Grove. She served as president of the Board in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014. Ms. Shiroma serves on the Agricultural Labor Relations Board, to which she was first appointed by the governor of California in May 1999 and was designated as Chair in January 2017 by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. Prior to her appointment, she worked for the California Air Resources Board for more than 20 years. During this time she worked on air quality regulations and programs to identify toxic air contaminants and reduce air pollutants from power plants, consumer products, landfills, hazardous waste disposal, pesticide use and other industrial sources. She last served as chief of the Air Quality Measures Branch.

A native of Acampo in San Joaquin County, Shiroma is married and lives in Curtis Park. She volunteers in the community and has served on the boards of the Sierra-Curtis Neighborhood Association, United Way California Capital Region and B Street Theatre. Shiroma currently serves on the Planned Parenthood Mar Monte board and is Co-Chair of the Friends Committee for My Sister's House. She is a senior fellow with the American Leadership Forum, Mountain Valley Chapter. Ms. Shiroma graduated from the University of California, Davis with a bachelor's degree in material science and engineering.


STEPHANIE NISHIKAWA-YEE
Owner
Paper Garden Boutique

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Twelve years ago Stephanie Nishikawa-Yee turned in her TV microphone for a set of keys to open a paper crafting business. The Paper Garden Boutique recently celebrated a dozen years in business at the Pavilions shopping center in Sacramento, California.

Stephanie’s passion for fine papers started when she got engaged to her husband Ken. Their wedding guest list bulged to 400 guests and to save money Stephanie handmade each of her thank you cards with a Japanese kimono stamp to highlight her background, and a Chinese double happiness symbol to symbolize her husband's background. Soon her handmade card treasures would be sold at local craft shows and boutiques around the Sacramento Valley. After the birth of their only child Miles, Stephanie ended her career reporting on local stories and began a new chapter in her life as a local business woman creating beautiful handmade invitations and teaching students how to make simple and elegant cards. Stephanie will share her dream of owning a unique paper store and turning that into an entrepreneurial reality.


JULIET LEE, PHD
Director of Administration and External Relations
University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy in Sacramento

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Dr. Juliet Lee is the Director of Administration and External Relations at the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy in Sacramento. For the past eight years at USC, Juliet has coordinated policy forums, bringing together faculty researchers and policy makers in Sacramento to further the dialogue on important policy issues. Dr. Lee also provides academic services, networking and professional development opportunities to the Master of Public Administration students based out of the Sacramento campus.

Juliet is dedicated to encouraging under-represented youth into public service through enrichment programs and volunteering on various boards that provide pathways to success for the next generation. As the president of the Sacramento Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), she hopes to continue to bridge the gap and create a more diverse work force in public service roles. Dr. Lee earned her Bachelor’s in Anthropology from UCLA, Master of Public Administration from the USC Price School, and Doctorate of Education from the USC Rossier School.


GRACE KOCH
Chief Deputy Director
Office of Emergency Services

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Lona "Grace" Koch was appointed Chief Deputy Director for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services on April 27, 2017. She provides daily briefings to the Governor’s Office on the status of emergency operations statewide and is responsible for the day-to-day policy development, coordination and supervision of the Office, including all critical infrastructure, grants management and information analysis. Ms. Koch manages the day-to-day activities of the Deputy Directors and ensures continuous coordination of inter-office efforts.

Prior to her appointment, Ms. Koch was the Cal OES deputy director of finance and administration. Beginning in 2013 she served as special advisor at Cal OES beginning in 2013. She also held several positions from 1989 to 2008, including deputy director for preparedness and training, external affairs and response and recovery, program manager, associate information system analyst, emergency service coordinator and analyst. Ms. Koch was chief of the California Department of General Services, Office of Strategic Planning, Policy and Research from 2008 to 2013. She was a technician and analyst at Rancho Seco Nuclear Power Plant from 1986 to 1988.


KATHLEEN WEBB
Director, Eureka Institute - Performance Improvement, Government Operations Agency
Executive Sponsor, Cal-IPGCA

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Prior to joining the Government Operations Agency in January 2015, Ms. Webb’s public service experience includes Chief Risk and Compliance Officer for CalPERS from 2012 to 2014, Director of Policy and Risk Management for Correctional Health Care Services from 2010 to 2012, Deputy Director at the Department of General Services from 2008 to 2009 and Director for the Governor’s Office of the Insurance Advisor from 2006 to 2008. Ms. Webb also held multiple positions with State Farm Insurance from 1986 to 2006, including agency, claims management and legislative affairs. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Women’s Studies from UC Berkeley and a Charter Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) professional designation.



Facilitators

REBEKAH CHRISTENSEN
Co-Founder and CEO, ORA Systems, Inc.
Chair, Cal-IPGCA

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Rebekah Christensen is the co-founder and CEO of ORA Systems, Inc., and is the chair of the State of California Innovation Playbook for Government Change Agents (Cal-IPGCA). Cal-IPGCA executive leadership includes GovOps, DGS and FTB, plus an advisory of 30 state secretaries, directors and other key state leadership. Currently Cal-IPGCA training teams include 19 different state departments. Ms. Christensen sees the common denominator that unifies her career as a penchant to unleash and accelerate human potential. Beyond Cal-IPGCA, other leadership and innovation programs or efforts led by Ms. Christensen include: LandTech for the Department of Energy and Defense (DOE-DoD), the cultural integration of traditional medicine through the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Traditional Medicine (ICTM) project, the design and enactment of amending language to Mello-Roos to manage funding risk in multi-million dollar site cleanup, and the design of a cooperative solution, with UCSB and CalPoly, that led to integrating competing economies to collaboratively promote tourism on the central coast of California. In 2015, ORA Systems joined Google’s elite innovation team as trainers for the Google Innovation labs in Alameda, Kern and San Joaquin counties. Ms. Christensen and her spouse, Keith Christensen, share a penchant for giving back to the community through historic restoration of two 120 year-old historic homes located in Midtown, Sacramento.


KATHIE KISHABA
Deputy Director of Business Operations
Department of Water Resources

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Katherine S. Kishaba is the Department of Water Resources’s (DWR) Deputy Director of Business Operations. She is a key member of the Executive Team and has executive responsibilities for the Department's financial management, human resources, procurement, business services, facilities management, technology and safety programs. She is the Chair of the Department’s Governance Board. Prior to assuming her current role, Ms. Kishaba served as the Department's Budget Officer and was responsible for the development and administration of DWR's multi-billion dollar budget. Previously, Ms. Kishaba also oversaw all administrative activities of DWR's Bay-Delta Office and worked in the administrative sections of DWR's former Division of Land and Right of Way and Office of Water Education (now the Public Affairs Office). Ms. Kishaba holds both a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from the University of California, Berkeley.


LORNA FONG
Assistant Secretary (retired)
California Health and Human Services Agency

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Lorna Fong retired from the State of California in December 2010, after over 33 years of public service. She has served at the staff, supervisor, manager and executive levels during her career at Health Services, Social Services, EDD, ALRB, and at the Health and Human Services Agency. She currently works as a retired annuitant for the State Personnel Board on various projects.


STEVE KOTANI
Cal-IPGCA Program Facilitator
ORA Systems, Inc. 

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Prior to joining ORA Systems, Steve Kotani held a lifetime career with the State of California. He served as a Manager for The Department of Education for 6 years where his experience included serving as a TQM facilitator, project management and leadership. Mr. Kotani was responsible for implementing the Principal Apportionment Automated System. Mr. Kotani also served as a Manager for Caltrans for 5 years where he was a seasoned facilitator, specializing in Communications and Leadership. There, he directed the formulation and implementation of the Statewide Fleet Equipment Management, and initiated the design and development of the Home Storage Permit System. He received his Bachelor Degree in Accounting from National University and has been active with the Asian Pacific State Employees Association (APSEA) for over twenty years. Mr. Kotani is a past Executive Board member of APSEA and recently completed a two-year term on the Executive Board of the APSEA Foundation.

 

Event Coordinators and Supporters

MIKO SAWAMURA
SSM II, Special Programs
State of California, Department of Public Health

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Miko Sawamura started her career as a health educator at the University of Southern California (USC) Student Health Services. She taught semester classes to train USC students to volunteer for various health programs, such as advanced first aid, CPR, peer nutrition counseling, alcohol peer counseling and a self-help program. She was also Program Director for the Health Professional Preparation Program at the USC School of Medicine. After graduate school, Ms. Sawamura became the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Administration and Planning for a California statewide long-term care association (nonprofit). She developed and implemented the organization’s strategic plans, including the respective fiscal plans. She also developed and implemented a nonprofit educational subsidiary and a for-profit subsidiary for the organization. Ms. Sawamura has worked for several California state departments, such as Corporations, Managed Care and Health Care Services. She currently works for the Department of Public Health. She also completed the California Health and Human Services Agency Leadership Academy. Ms. Sawamura received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from USC in Los Angeles. She then earned her Master’s in Health Services Administration from the George Washington University in Washington, DC. She is an active advocate in her community. She is currently an appointee to the Area 4 Agency on Aging where she has served as Board Chair and Treasurer. She was also an appointee to the Sacramento County Public Health Advisory Board and Human Services Coordinating Council. She was a 2007 Japanese American Leadership Delegation participant and engaged and promoted U.S.-Japan relations. She is also a member of the U.S.-Japan Council headquartered in Washington, DC. Ms. Sawamura also served as the Vice President for General Operations for four years for the National Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the U.S. She also served as President of the local Sacramento JACL chapter for six years. She is also a Board member for the Matsuyama-Sacramento-Sister City, Inc. for over 10 years. Lastly, Ms. Sawamura was honored to receive the KVIE-Union Bank Asian Pacific Heritage Local Hero Award.


PAUL DANCZYK
Director of Executive Education in Sacramento
USC Price School of Public Policy 

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In his current capacity, Mr. Danczyk designs, coordinates and presents in leadership and management programs – impacting national, state and local governmental and nonprofit organizations – teaches master-level classes on strategic management, leadership, negotiation and public administration in California and Mexico, and is an executive coach. He co-founded and is the lead architect of www.LeadershipEnergizes.com.

Mr. Danczyk is president-elect of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), the leading interdisciplinary public service professional organization. He assumes the presidency of ASPA in March 2019.

A returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Mr. Danczyk earned his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, focusing on Public and International Affairs; Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California; BS in education from the Pennsylvania State University; certified executive coach through the International Coaching Federation, trained at the Hudson Institute for Coaching; and holds Harvard University’s Mediating Disputes certification. He and his wife are raising two sons. Mr. Danczyk enjoys landscaping, creating sculptures, painting and bee keeping. 


KORI PETERSON CZASNOJC
Leader and Organization Development Consultant, Talent Cultivator, Inclusion Designer, Change Leader

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Kori has almost 30 years of organizational development experience. She has a passion toward creating high-performing engaging teams where both leaders and employees are excited to come to work and bring their personal best. She is committed to solving the root cause of problems vs. just fixing the symptoms, and therefore drives toward systemic culture change to increase organizational effectiveness and productivity. She has a collaborative, consultative style and proven track-record to gain high levels of engagement for organization-wide change management programs.

Ms. Peterson Czasnojc has experience working in a variety of industries, including 20+ years at a high tech Fortune 50 company, several years in health care, retail, government and nonprofits. Ms. Peterson Czasnojc holds a Master of Social Work from UCLA and is Prosci Change Management Certified. She is trained in a variety of team styles instruments, including DiSC, 5 Dynamics and StrengthsFinder. Ms. Peterson Czasnojc is a trained coach in the Leadership Practices Inventory.

 

Committee

Miyoko "Miko" Sawamura          Genevieve Shiroma
JALD 2007                               JALD 2011
Co-Chair                                  Co-Chair

Kathleen Webb                         Rebekah Christensen                         Paul Danczyk
    Committee Member                   Committee Member                      Committee Member

 

Advisors

            Wendy Abe                                     Kori Peterson Czasnojc
           Director of External Affairs            Leader & Organizational Development
U.S.-Japan Council                                        Consulting


Japan Premiere of "An American Story: Norman Mineta & His Legacy"

Friday, November 09, 2018 at 04:00 PM
Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel

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Presented by Mineta Legacy Project, the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and the U.S.-Japan Council, the documentary film, An American Story: Norman Mineta and His Legacy, chronicles the life and career of Secretary Norman Mineta (Vice Chair of the USJC Board of Councilors), an Asian American pioneer who rose to the highest levels of public service.

Join us for the Japan premiere of An American Story: Norman Mineta and His Legacy and panel featuring Secretary Norman Mineta and filmmakers and Council Leaders Dianne Fukami and Debra Nakatomi. There will be a light reception following the panel. 

Click here for more information and to register and here to see the film trailer. 


Events Archive

Building a Leadership Network for Women and Men In Collaboration with the City of Dallas
Friday, October 05, 2018 at 10:00 AM
City of Dallas, City Hall, Flag Room
Women's Leadership Conference in Oakland County, MI
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 11:30 AM
Oakland County Conference Center
TOMODACHI Generation Summit 2018
Sunday, September 09, 2018 at 09:30 AM
Showa Women's University
Japanese Heritage Day by the U.S.-Japan Council at Angel Stadium
Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 01:07 PM
Angel Stadium
Fourteenth Business Advisory Board
Monday, June 11, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Tokyo American Club
Norman Mineta and His Legacy Premiere
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 06:00 PM
CAAMFest San Francisco
Japan-Texas Economic Summit
Monday, May 07, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Marriott Marquis Houston
Thirteenth Business Advisory Board Welcomes Ambassador William Hagerty
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Tokyo American Club
The Japanese American Experience: Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the first emigration from Japan to Hawaii
Thursday, March 08, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Hotel New Tanaka “Heian” (2nd Floor) (2-6-24 Yuda Onsen, Yamaguchi-shi, Yamaguchi)
Hold These Truths
Friday, February 23, 2018 at 07:00 PM
The Arena Stage in Washington, DC
Allegiance (Los Angeles Premiere)
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 08:00 PM
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (Aratani Theatre), 244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
U.S.-Japan-Israel on the Global Stage: Opportunities for the Olympic and Paralympic Games
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 at 05:30 PM
Los Angeles, CA -- Japanese American National Museum (100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012)
U.S.-Japan-Israel Innovation Summit: Emerging Partnerships & Opportunities
Monday, February 05, 2018 at 05:00 PM
Silicon Valley, CA -- Plug and Play Tech Center (440 N Wolfe Rd, Sunnyvale, CA 94085)
Luncheon Presentation on Japan-Texas Economic Summit
Friday, January 19, 2018 at 11:30 AM
BBVA Compass Bank in Austin, TX
Twelfth Business Advisory Board Welcomes Daniel Tani
Monday, December 04, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Special Luncheon and Keynote Speech by Ambassador Masaharu Kohno
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 11:30 AM
DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown
George Takei's Allegiance on the Big Screen in Tokyo
Friday, November 10, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Yebisu Garden Cinemas and United Cinema Aqua City Odaiba
Women and Social Entrepreneurship with JWLI Fellows
Thursday, November 02, 2017 at 05:15 PM
Cambridge Innovation Center
Global Change Agents
Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 11:30 AM
The Four Seasons Seattle
Diversity in Leadership: The Journey of Asian American State Legislators
Thursday, October 05, 2017 at 04:00 PM
Sasakawa Peace Foundation, 11th Floor, International Conference Room
Women in Leadership: Breaking Glass Ceilings
Thursday, September 07, 2017 at 02:00 PM
Japan Information and Cultural Center
Then They Came For Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans
Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 11:00 AM
Alphawood Gallery in Chicago, IL
Chicago Premiere of "And Then They Came For Us"
Monday, June 26, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Siskel Film Center in Chicago, IL
THE HAWAII NIKKEI LEGACY EXHIBIT: A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT OF THE UNIQUE JAPANESE AMERICAN CULTURE OF HAWAII
Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Japanese Overseas Migration Museum in Yokohama
Tenth Business Advisory Board Discusses the Japanese Economy
Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Tokyo American Club
Women Leading Social Change in Japan
Monday, June 19, 2017 at 07:00 PM
The Nippon Foundation in Tokyo, Japan
Meet and Mingle with Boston USJC Members
Monday, May 22, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Haru Sushi in Boston, MA
Japan-Hawaii Economic Summit
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 at 05:30 PM
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows (68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Kohala Coast, Hawaii 96743)
Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered
Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Japanese Traditional Comedy - Rakugo
Friday, March 24, 2017 at 06:30 PM
RESILIENCE for the FUTURE: Cross-Border Dialogue with Post-Disaster Social Entrepreneurs
Monday, March 06, 2017 at 06:00 PM
One Battery Park Plaza, New York
Ninth Business Advisory Board Welcomes Jesper Koll
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Tokyo American Club
Encore Performance: George Takei's Allegiance on the Big Screen
Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 12:55 PM
Select Movie Theaters
Comedy InvAsian
Friday, February 10, 2017 at 09:00 PM
2017 Japanese New Year Celebration (Shinshun Matsuri)
Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 11:00 AM
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Fukushima Honda TOMODACHI Concert
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Aratani Theatre Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA
George Takei's Allegiance on the Big Screen
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 07:30 PM
Select Movie Theaters
Irene Hirano Inouye attends WAW! 2016
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 03:00 PM
Regional Women in Leadership Update: Hawaii, DC and New York
Thursday, December 08, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Hawaii, DC and New York
Amending America -- Immigration Barriers and Access
Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Japanese Hidden Gems Technology Pitching & Networking Event
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 02:00 PM
Plug & Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, CA
Regional Women in Leadership: Chicago
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 12:00 PM
TOMODACHI Daiwa House Student Leadership Conference in DC Inspires Students
Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Washington, DC
Eighth Business Advisory Board Discusses the Power of Journalism
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Tokyo
Celebrating UNIQLO’s Ten Years in America
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Parsons School of Design
Meeting with the Governor of Fukushima
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Washington, DC
JWLI: Women Leading Social Changes in Japan
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Tokyo American Club (Tokyo, Japan)
East Asia's Security Challenges and U.S.-Japan Relations
Friday, August 26, 2016 at 12:00 PM
TOMODACHI U.S.-Japan Youth Exchange Program Participants Share Lessons Learned
Friday, July 29, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Washington, D.C.
Seventh Business Advisory Board Discusses Importance of U.S.-Japan Alliance
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Tokyo American Club
USJC Staff meets with U.S. participants of the TOMODACHI LEAD ON!
Monday, July 25, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Washington, D.C.
Council Leader Addresses TOMODACHI Summer SoftBank Leadership Program participants
Friday, July 22, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Berkeley, California
New York All Member Mixer
Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Hawaii Regional Event Discusses Multi-Generational Companies
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Waialae Country Club
TOMODACHI-Mitsui & Co. Leadership Program Panel
Thursday, July 07, 2016 at 06:00 PM
East Asian Geopolitics in the Pacific Century (San Diego)
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 03:15 PM
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre Presents: No-No Boy
Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Various States & Venues
Washington D.C. Round Table: Silicon Valley
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 at 06:00 PM
"Paper Lanterns" Screening (Washington, DC)
Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 12:30 PM
The Angelika Film Center in Mosaic
Empowering Us: Masterminding Our Way to Success
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 06:00 PM
USJC Associates Gather in New York
Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Welcoming the New Consul General of Japan in Portland
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 06:00 PM
TOMODACHI Recognized at Japan Day
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Sixth Business Advisory Board Discusses the Implications of the Presidential Race
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Tokyo American Club
Capitol Hill Reception in Washington, DC
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 at 06:00 PM
TOMODACHI Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Event
Monday, April 25, 2016 at 06:00 PM
USJC Welcomes DC Members to Office Warming Party
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 06:00 PM
USJC Headquarters
Asia Society Presents: In America's Backyard (LA)
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 05:30 PM
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Garden Room, 244 S. South San Pedro St., Los Angeles 90012
Daniel K. Inouye Distinguished Lecture Features Secretary Norman Mineta
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Library of Congress
National Cherry Blossom Festival 2016 (DC)
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Navy Yard
Japan Festival 2016 (Houston)
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Houston Hermann Park
USJC Reception in Dallas
Saturday, April 09, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Evolution of American Perceptions on Japan: Through Film
Wednesday, April 06, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Fukushima Youth Symphony in Boston
Sunday, April 03, 2016 at 08:00 PM
5th Anniversary Commemoration for Tohoku: Tohoku, 5 Years After
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Christian Science Center, Reflection Hall 235 Huntington Avenue, Boston
Tohoku Today: A Celebration of Japan’s Food, Culture & Recovery After 3/11/2011
Friday, March 11, 2016 at 05:30 PM
First Baptist Church of Denver
The Role of JET Alumni in U.S.-Japan Cooperation: A Tohoku Tomo film screening and panel discussion
Friday, March 11, 2016 at 04:30 PM
The Mayflower Hotel, Palm Court Ballroom (1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036)
Lighting of Bamboo Lanterns
Friday, March 11, 2016 at 05:30 PM
Yamamotocho, Miyagi, Japan
3.11 Five Year Anniversary Commemoration & Panel on Resilience
Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 06:00 PM
NVC Museum (Seattle, WA)
The United States and Japan: Reassessing 3-11
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 at 08:00 AM
The Army and Navy Club on Farragut Square (901 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006)
Japanese American Leadership Symposium - Toward a Secure Society: Challenges in Diversity and Inclusion
Monday, March 07, 2016 at 06:00 PM
ANA Crowne Plaza Kobe 9F “Rosemary” (1-Chome, Kitano-cho Chuo-ku Kobe, 650-0002 JAPAN)
The Fifth Annual 3.11 Memorial Event
Sunday, March 06, 2016 at 01:00 PM
Ronald F. Deaton Auditorium
TOMODACHI 5th Anniversary Commemoration
Friday, March 04, 2016 at 07:00 PM
Japan in 2016 Symposium
Tuesday, March 01, 2016 at 03:00 PM
InterContinental L.A. Century City at Beverly Hills
Persona Non Grata - Film Screening (DC & MD)
Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 01:30 PM
Building the TOMODACHI Generation Reception
Friday, February 26, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Fifth Business Advisory Board Discusses Future of Robotics
Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 06:00 PM
IBM Client Experience Center
Global Giving Campaign to support NPOs active in Tohoku
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Brookings: Womenomics 2.0 (Washington, DC)
Monday, February 08, 2016 at 10:30 AM
The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington, DC 20036
JCAW Presents: Shinshun Matsuri 2016 (Washington, DC)
Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 11:00 AM
Washington Marriott Wardman Park 2660 Woodley Road NW Washington District Of Columbia 20008
New Years’ Reception (New York, New York)
Friday, January 22, 2016 at 05:00 PM
The Nippon Club
USJC New Year's Reception in Hawaii
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Legacy of Japanese Americans in the US Military (Washington, DC)
Monday, December 14, 2015 at 06:30 PM
1150 18th Street NW, Suite 100, Washington DC, 20036
USJC Members Celebrate 2015 at the Tokyo Bonenkai
Monday, December 07, 2015 at 06:00 PM
ANA InterContinental Tokyo
Off the Menu: Asian America (featuring USJC Member Glen Gondo)
Friday, December 04, 2015 at 07:00 PM
Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet Houston, Texas 77005
Irene Hirano Inouye Speaks at Jiji Top Seminars
Monday, November 23, 2015 at 06:00 PM
U.S.-Japan Relations Symposium: 70 Years and Beyond
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 09:30 AM
Harris Hall, Northwestern University, Evanston
Houston Welcomes Hon. Yuriko Koike
Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Allegiance: The Musical
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 07:00 PM
Broadway, New York
First TOMODACHI Generation Summit Held in Tokyo
Sunday, November 08, 2015 at 06:00 PM
"Out of the Desert: Resilience and Memory in Japanese American Internment" Exhibit
Thursday, November 05, 2015 at 04:00 PM
Yale University - Sterling Memorial Library Memorabilia Room
Northern California Culinary Diplomacy Event
Thursday, October 01, 2015 at 06:30 PM
Private Residence in Pacific Heights
Astronaut Naoko Yamazaki Dazzles Business Leaders at Fourth Business Advisory Board
Thursday, October 01, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Tokyo American Club
AALD 2015 Symposium in Kyoto
Monday, September 28, 2015 at 04:00 PM
Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto, Japan)
Japan Fair 2015 (Los Angeles)
Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM
244 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Sumitomo Corporation Visits in Tokyo
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 06:00 PM
USJI Event: World War II and the Experience of Japanese Americans
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Conference Room A, 2000 M Street, NW Lower Level, Conference Center Washington, D.C. 20036
"Before They Were Heroes: Sus Ito's World War II Images" Exhibit (Los Angeles)
Sunday, September 06, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles)
Council Member Bill Tsutsui Meets with TOMODACHI Students
Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 06:00 PM
"An American Dream" Opera (Seattle)
Friday, August 21, 2015 at 08:00 PM
Marion Oliver McCaw Hall (Seattle, Washington)
TOMODACHI Emerging Leaders Get-Together
Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Mud Water Hen in Honolulu
Nibei Event with Fred Katayama (Los Angeles)
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 06:00 PM
The Nibei Foundation (Los Angeles, California)
Associate Members Summer Event (Tokyo)
Thursday, August 06, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Bistro Barnyard in Ginza, Tokyo
Regional Women in Leadership Lunches - Various Cities
Thursday, August 06, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Japan Day Chicago 2015
Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Arlington Park / Arlington International Racecourse
Business Networking Initiative 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Washington, DC
USJC Members Welcome Keidanren Delegation (Houston)
Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Houston, Texas
Inaugural Daniel K. Inouye Lecture (Washington, DC)
Wednesday, July 08, 2015 at 06:30 PM
The Library of Congress
TOMODACHI NGO Leadership Program Dinner
Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 07:00 PM
Washington, DC
Dinner Reception by the Consul-General of Japan - Detroit
Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Residence of the Consul General of Japan in Detroit
TOMODACHI Sumitomo Scholars Welcome Back and Send-Off
Friday, June 12, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Sumitomo Corporation Headquarters (Tokyo)
Third Business Advisory Board - Tokyo
Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Tokyo American Club
Online Discussion with Janice Nimura
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 at 07:30 PM
2014-15 TOMODACHI U.S.-Japan Youth Exchange Program
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Charles Sumner School
TOMODACHI-MetLife Women's Leadership Program
Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel
JAA USJC Charity Golf Tournament - New York
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 01:00 PM
Montclair Golf Club
Networking Reception featuring Paul Yonamine
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 at 05:30 PM
Oahu Country Club
Apr. 26 - Japan Festival Boston (Boston)
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Boston Common
Apr. 18-19 - Japan Festival Houston (Houston)
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Hermann Park, Houston
Stories from Tohoku screening and Portland Membership Event
Friday, April 17, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Mercy Corps Aceh Room (45 SW Ankeny St., Portland, OR 97204)
Updates from Tohoku: A Journey to New Life
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 06:00 PM
David Friend Recital Hall, Berklee College of Music (921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA)
Stories from Tohoku screening in Houston
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 06:00 PM
University of St. Thomas - Cullen Hall
Very Young Composers from Fukushima and New York
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 05:00 PM
Lincoln Center – David Rubinstein Atrium (61 W 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023)
TOMODACHI MetLife Women's Leadership Panel
Monday, March 23, 2015 at 06:00 PM
USJC Prospective Members Reception in Seattle
Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Japanese Cultural & Community Center (1414 South Weller, Seattle, WA 98144)
Second Business Advisory Board - Tokyo
Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 05:00 PM
Tokyo
New York Culinary Diplomacy Event
Friday, March 13, 2015 at 06:30 PM
Home Studios (873 Broadway, Studio 1, New York NY 10003)
JALD Symposium in Hiroshima
Monday, March 09, 2015 at 05:00 PM
Multimedia Studio, 6th floor of Hiroshima City Plaza for Town Development through Citizen Exchange
TOMODACHI Inouye Scholars Program
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 at 12:00 PM
DC, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Honolulu
Building the TOMODACHI Generation Program Reception
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Hawaii Membership Event
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Japan in 2015 Symposium
Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 02:00 PM
InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills
Midwest Culinary Diplomacy Event
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 at 06:30 PM
Yoshi's Cafe in Chicago, IL
JALD Program Orientation Held in Los Angeles
Friday, January 30, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
TOMODACHI Honda Cultural Exchange Program Visits Los Angeles
Thursday, January 01, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Japan Food Festival
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Houston, Texas
Asian American Leadership Delegation
Friday, November 14, 2014 at 09:00 AM
TOMODACHI Reception
Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 05:00 PM
Business Advisory Board Inaugural Reception
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 06:00 PM
Tokyo, Japan
Boston Membership Reception
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 06:00 PM
Fish Family Foundation
2014 Ambassador, Consuls General and Japanese American Leaders Meeting
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 09:00 AM
Embassy of Japan & Residence of the Ambassador of Japan
TOMODACHI Students' Day in Washington, D.C.
Friday, August 15, 2014 at 06:00 PM
BEYOND Tomorrow Reception and Lunch
Friday, August 08, 2014 at 03:00 PM
Governors' Meeting in Silicon Valley
Monday, July 28, 2014 at 02:00 PM
Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University
Japanese Americans Share Their Story with TOMODACHI
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 06:00 PM
Capitol Hill Reception
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 at 06:00 PM
2014 USJC-ACCJ Women in Business Summit
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 09:00 AM
Reception in Honor of Diet Members
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 06:00 PM
"Redefining U.S.-Japan Ties" (Southern California)
Monday, April 28, 2014 at 06:00 PM
TOMODACHI Generation Meets President Obama in Tokyo
Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 06:00 PM
TOMODACHI and Sakura Matsuri in Washington, D.C.
Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 06:00 PM
Delivering on the Promise of Womenomics
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 12:00 PM
St. Regis Hotel in Washington, DC
Energy Discussion at Stanford Event
Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 06:00 PM
"Gift for the Future" Screening
Saturday, February 08, 2014 at 06:00 PM
Japanese American Leadership Delegation Program Orientation
Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 06:00 PM
"Ramen Burger" Featured in New York
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 06:00 PM
USJC and U.S. Embassy in Tokyo Joint Reception in Honor of TOMODACHI Initiative
Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 06:00 PM
United States Embassy in Tokyo
Winter 2013 USJC Member Reception
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 06:00 PM
Tohoku Students Become Global Leaders
Tuesday, September 03, 2013 at 06:00 PM
Iwate Prefecture Governor Takuya Tasso Thanks USJC
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 12:00 PM
Public Policy Program on Economic Relations in D.C.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 06:00 PM
Capitol Hill Reception
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 06:00 PM
U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC, DC
TOMODACHI and AFLAC Fight Childhood Cancer
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 06:00 PM
Photo Exhibition of Tohoku Earthquake at UC Riverside
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 06:00 PM
The Entrepreneur Awards Japan
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Farewell Reception for Ambassador and Mrs. Fujisasaki
Monday, November 05, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Nuclear Briefing by Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 06:00 PM
2012 Consuls General - Japanese American Leaders Meeting
Sunday, October 07, 2012 at 06:00 PM
TOMODACHI Tohoku Challenge Winner Chosen
Friday, October 05, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Making Connections: Networking for Japanese and Japanese Americans
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 06:00 PM
The Sony Club in New York City , NY
2012 Annual Members Meeting
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Second Legislative Exchange Summit
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC
An Afternoon with Obento
Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Textile Museum in Washington, DC
Entrepreneurship Initiative Launch
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Hanami After Dark
Sunday, April 01, 2012 at 06:00 PM
One Year Later: Moving Forward
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 06:00 PM
2012 New Years Networking and Welcoming Reception
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Ukai REGISTRATION CLOSED
Sunday, January 01, 2012 at 01:00 AM
International Trade Reception - APEC 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011 at 06:00 PM
Seattle Community Leaders Reception
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 06:00 PM
Diet Member Exchange May 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 06:00 PM
2010 Japanese Heritage Night at Citi Field
Friday, August 27, 2010 at 06:00 PM
Citi Field in New York , NY
JALD Alumni and Nikkei Leaders Gather in the Garden
Friday, July 30, 2010 at 06:00 PM
Placido Domingo at the Broad Stage
Friday, May 21, 2010 at 03:00 PM
New York Nikkei Reception
Saturday, March 06, 2010 at 12:00 PM
U.S.-Japan Summit 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 09:00 AM

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