U.S.-Japan Council Annual Conference

The U.S.-Japan Council Annual Conference is a yearly event that brings together regional, national and international leaders from government, business, academia and nonprofit sectors to discuss the current status and continuous future of the U.S.-Japan collaboration.

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The 2019 Annual Conference will be held at Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, CA from November 4 to 5, 2019 with the theme "Bold Ideas, Bolder Leadership: The Next Stage of U.S.-Japan Relations." 

EARLY BIRD RATES AVAILABLE UNTIL AUGUST 18!

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Summary

The U.S.-Japan Council (U.S. & Japan), is pleased to present the 2019 USJC Annual Conference, to be held from November 4 to 5 in Los Angeles, California. Under the theme "Bold Ideas, Bolder Leadership: The Next Stage of U.S.-Japan Relations," we will highlight diverse leaders and leadership styles that transform bold ideas into reality and discuss forward-thinking ideas across several industries to showcase the potential for further U.S.-Japan collaboration.

As the 10th anniversary conference since the founding of USJC, this event will also celebrate USJC's accomplishments over the past decade in developing and connecting diverse leaders to create a stronger U.S.-Japan relationship. We will also be launching the first national pilot program of the U.S.-Japan Council Leadership Institute. These optional seminars will provide hands-on skills training and professional development opportunities to conference attendees.

And in the same complex just prior to the conference (Nov. 1-3), the Japan America Society of Southern California is presenting Japan Cuts Hollywood, a film festival celebrating Japanese cinema. 

 


Speakers Include

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Kazuo Hirai

John V. Roos

Takeshi
Uchiyamada

Senior Advisor,
Sony Corporation

Partner,
Geodesic Capital

Chairman of the
Board of Directors,
Toyota Motor
Corporation

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Amy Webb

Taro Kono
(invited)

Founder & CEO,
Future Today
Institute

Minister for
Foreign Affairs,
Government of
Japan


Other Speakers include:

  • Rob Bonta, Assemblymember (CA-18), California State Assembly
  • Frank Buckley, News Anchor, KTLA-TV
  • Irene Hirano Inouye, President, U.S.-Japan Council
  • Irene Kawanabe, Director, National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Fue Lee, Representative (MN-59A), Assistant Majority Leader, Minnesota House of Representatives
  • Ikuko Okubo, Program Officer, The Nippon Foundation
  • Curtiss Takada Rooks, Associate Professor, Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, Loyola Marymount University
  • Jan Yanehiro, President, Jan Yanehiro, Inc.

Conference Topics (subject to change)

  • Technology & Entrepreneurship
  • AI/Robot Services & Labor
  • Security & Trade
  • Public Service
  • Women's & Next Generation Leadership
  • Culinary Diplomacy
  • Nikkei Identity
  • Asian Americans in Entertainment
  • ...and more!

 

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Schedule

Saturday, 11/2: Emerging Leaders Program & Alumni Training (by invitation)

Sunday, 11/3: USJC Members Day (members only); TOMODACHI Alumni Training (by invitation); Japanese American Leadership Delegation Reception (by invitation); Networking Dinners (optional)

Monday, 11/4: Public Symposium; Conference Reception; Sponsors Dinner (by invitation)

Tuesday, 11/5: Leadership Seminars (add’l fee); Business Networking Initiative Meeting (by invitation); Offsite Visits (optional)

(Events listed in italics are open to the public)

Sponsorship 

Platinum

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