On May 9, Irene Hirano Inouye and several other USJC leaders participated in a Tokyo meeting of Pacific Vision 21, an esteemed commission led by USJC Board of Councilors Member & former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda. The 31 members of the commission approved the recommendations on U.S.-Japan relations over the next 30 years. Several of the recommendations are in line with USJC's values, including "expand[ing] opportunities for exchanges among youth and train[ing] young professionals."
The other USJC leaders who took part in the panel are Members of the Board of Councilors Yorihiko Kojima (Chairman, Mitsubishi Corporation), Ichiro Fujisaki (Former Japanese Ambassador to the U.S.) and Thomas Schieffer (Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan). Several TOMODACHI alumni also attended the reception.