The Asia Society Texas Center will host a panel discussion about disaster and emergency preparedness and lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011. USJC Executive Vice President and COO Suzanne Basalla will speak about her experience working for the U.S. Embassy Tokyo during the triple disaster and how communities can better prepare for future events. Local experts will also speak about disaster preparedness in Southeast Texas.
This program is in support of In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11, on display at Asia Society Texas Center through January 1, 2017.
Date & Time: Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 18:00-20:30 (Program beings at 19:00 following a reception)
Fees: Free for Asia Society members and $15 for non-members.
Suzanne Basalla, Executive Vice President and COO, U.S.-Japan Council
Jim Blackburn, Professor in the Practice of Environmental Engineering, Rice University
Colonel (Ret.) Christopher Sallese, Coastal Programs Manager, Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation
George R. Willy, Attorney at Law, Nanayakkara & Associates, and TV host, "The Other Side"
For more information and to register please visit the event website.
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the U.S.-Japan Council will host a panel discussion with six distinguished Asian American state legislators from diverse backgrounds attending the 2016 Asian American Leadership Delegation (AALD) program.
The AALD program gives elected state-level Asian American officials the opportunity to visit Japan for one week to meet and exchange ideas with Japanese political, government, business and community leaders at both the national and local levels and aims to enhance mutual understanding and network building between Japan and the United States.
During the panel discussion, delegates will talk about their respective political and personal journeys in the United States, providing the audience with a unique and valuable opportunity to learn about the important role Asian American politicians are playing in their political arenas. They will also reflect on their week-long experience in Japan.
Date & Time: Thursday, December 8, 2016, 16:00-17:30 (Registration begins at 15:30)
Registration Deadline: COB Wednesday, December 7, 2016
For more information and to register please visit the official event website.
When: December 13, 2016 at 7:30pm
Where: Select Movie Theaters
More than 600 theaters nationwide will show the cinematic version of Allegiance, created by Member of the USJC Board of Councilors George Takei, on Tuesday, December 13th. It will be shown for one night only, at 7:30 p.m. local time. The film will include an introduction from Mr. Takei, as well as behind-the-scenes footage and taped interviews with the cast and creators. Allegiance is a musical inspired by Mr. Takei's own experience, and tells the story of a family upended by the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII. Tickets can be purchased at http://allegiancemusical.com/article/film-theater-locations/ or at participating theater box offices (theaters and participants are subject to change).
The Japan-Hawaii Economic Summit, presented by USJC and the State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT), is being held to foster tangible, near and long term economic opportunities among Japanese prefectures, the State of Hawaii, and the U.S. mainland.
Summit attendees will explore opportunities spanning business, education, tourism and energy, and will forge one-on-one connections that will pave the way for future collaboration and trade.
The Summit will include Governors, government officials and business leaders. Governors from prefectures with State of Hawaii sister partnerships (Ehime, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Okinawa and Hokkaido) as well as those that are part of USJC's "Governors' Circle" (Oita, Okayama, Nagano and Shizuoka) have been invited.
For more information, please click here. Registration and lodging information is forthcoming.