2020 USJC Public Symposium

About

The U.S.-Japan Council’s 2020 Public Symposium was presented on November 17-19, 2020. Titled, “Two Nations, Countless Connections – Community, Partnership and the Road Ahead,” the Symposium explored the transformative areas of the bilateral relationship that have brought about hope and recovery. The program also examined topics around community building, diversity, and resilience in both countries today, ultimately advancing the important work around key priorities in U.S.-Japan and Japanese American affairs. The event explored the question: How are enduring communities and partnerships formed?

Open to all U.S.-Japan advocates and supporters, USJC partnered with other organizations and influential leaders to deliver insightful dialogues, creative content, and engaging interactions over the course of three days. Day 1 focused on Race & Diversity, Day 2 on NPOs & Philanthropy, and Day 3 on Cultural & Educational Exchange.

Simultaneous interpretation was provided for the sessions displayed below with asterisks.

Schedule

All dates and times in Eastern Standard Time.

November 17
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET: Opening Session featuring “Japanese Americans & Japan: Legacies” – Interview with Tom Iino
6:00 – 7:15 pm ET: [Topical Session 1] Women’s Leadership: The Power of Story*

November 18
1:30 – 2:45 pm ET
: [Topical Session 2] NPO Sustainability: Leadership Succession Strategies
6:00 – 7:15 pm ET: [Topical Session 3] Philanthropy Leadership: Historical Reconciliation & Today’s Landscape*

November 19
3:00 – 4:15 pm ET
: [Topical Session 4] Cultural & Educational Exchange: A Winning Investment
6:00 – 7:15 pm ET: [Topical Session 5] Baseball Diplomacy*
7:45 – 8:30 pm ET: Closing Session featuring Emerging Leaders Program alumni panel*

Please note: the “Race & Social Justicesession has been postponed, and will be held at a later date.

Speakers

Opening Session featuring “Japanese Americans & Japan: Legacies– Interview with Tom Iino
November 17 from 2:00-3:00pm ET

[Topical Session] Women’s Leadership: The Power of Story
November 17 from 6:00-7:15pm ET

[Topical Session] NPO Sustainability: Leadership Succession Strategies
November 18 from 1:30-2:45pm ET

[Topical Session] Philanthropy Leadership: Historical Reconciliation & Today’s Landscape
November 18 from 6:00-7:15pm ET

[Topical Session] Cultural & Educational Exchange: A Winning Investment
November 19 from 3:00-4:15pm ET

[Topical Session] Baseball Diplomacy
November 19 from 6:00-7:15pm ET

Closing Session featuring Emerging Leaders Program alumni panel
November 19 from 7:45-8:30pm ET

2020 U.S.-Japan Council Supporters

2021-2022 Sponsors

Platinum

Title

Signature

Premier

Gold

Advantage Partners

Anonymous Donor

Asahi Kasei America, Inc.

Shizuka Asakawa

Delsole Corporation

Dr. Hiroyuki Fujita, Quality Electrodynamics

Fujitsu Limited

Leona Hiraoka

Hitachi High-Tech Corporation

Tom Iino

Industrial Growth Platform, Inc. (IGPI)

Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.

Japan Industrial Partners, Inc.

Stan Koyanagi

KPMG Japan

Lawson, Inc.

Mitsui Chemicals America, Inc.

Gary S. Moriwaki

Satoru & Hiroko Murase

Northrop Grumman

Palo Alto Networks K.K.

ROKI GROUP CO.,LTD.

Sompo International

SOURCENEXT CORPORATION

Lance Stuart

Steve Takeda

Takenaka Partners LLC

Tokio Marine America

Tokio Marine Holdings

TOKYU HOTELS CO., LTD

Toyo Suisan Kaisha, Ltd.

ValueAct Capital

THE YOMIURI SHIMBUN