Monday, May 27: USJC/American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) Women in Business Summit (12:00-5:15pm)
Venue: Tokyo American Club
Tuesday, May 28: USJC Symposium (2:00 – 5:30pm), followed by a reception (5:45-7:30pm)
Venue: Roppongi Academy Hills
Wednesday, May 29: NPO Summit - Investing in the Future of Japan through Non-profit Organizations (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue: JP Morgan Tokyo Building
ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM (MAY 28)
At the U.S.-Japan Council Japan Symposium in 2011, the Council demonstrated a paradigm shift in post-March 11th Japan, which included a positive renewal of U.S.-Japan relations built on strong people-to-people relationships. Enduring connections between Japanese and Americans are the foundation of a healthy and vibrant economy and society in Japan, the U.S. and the Asia Pacific.
Two years later, the Council continues to champion the U.S.-Japan relationship with an inspired focus on investing in the next generation, a personal priority of the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye. The Council defines the “next generation” as students, entry-level business employees, young politicians, non-profit sector leaders, mid-career professionals and entrepreneurs whom we look to for strengthening and diversifying U.S.-Japan ties in the future. The Council also refers to this generation as the TOMODACHI Generation, an evolving group of students and young professionals who have been touched by theTOMODACHI Initiative. Diversity, encompassing gender, culture and age differentiates this generation from others, promising fresh and sophisticated points of view. In addition to prescribing sage advice, there are tangible actions that senior leaders from the U.S. and Japan today can take to encourage the next generation. In turn, it is imperative for future leaders to listen to these recommendations while paving a path of their own.
The Next Generation: Investing in the Future of Japan and the U.S.
The symposium convened business and public sector leaders for an afternoon of keynote speeches, a panel session and a special tribute to the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye followed by a reception.
- Mr. Masaaki Tanaka, Deputy President, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. and Vice Chair, Board of Councilors, U.S.-Japan Council
Tribute to Senator Daniel K. Inouye:
- Mr. Yorihiko Kojima, Chairman, Mitsubishi Corporation
- The Honorable Colleen Hanabusa, Representative, U.S. House of Representatives (D-HI)
- Mr. Tadashi Yanai, Chairman, President & CEO, FAST RETAILING CO., LTD.
- Mr. Marc Benioff, Chairman & CEO, salesforce.com, inc.
- Mr. Masaakira James Kondo, Managing Director - East Asia, Twitter, Inc.
- Ms. Tomoko Namba, Founder and Director, DeNA Co., Ltd.
- Mr. Brian Salsberg, Partner, McKinsey & Company, Japan Inc.
- Ambassador John V. Roos, U.S. Ambassador to Japan
- Ms. Irene Hirano Inouye, President, U.S.-Japan Council
SYMPOSIUM CHAIR & HONORARY CO-CHAIRS
Mr. Masaaki Tanaka, Deputy President, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. and Vice Chair, Board of Councilors, U.S.-Japan Council
Mr. Takashi Kawamura, Chairman, Hitachi, Ltd.
Mr. Yorihiko Kojima, Chairman, Mitsubishi Corporation
JAPAN SYMPOSIUM SPONSORS
Mr. Ernest M. Higa Ms. Reiko Makino Mr. Henry Ota
PHOTOS OF JAPAN WEEK 2013