2022 Annual Conference

New challenges posed by the pandemic, climate crisis, and geopolitical disruptions have given rise to novel thinking and actions across multiple sectors including government, business, education and technology. The U.S.-Japan Council was pleased to present “The Great Reconnect: Strengthening Alliances, Partnerships and Communities” as the theme for our first in-person conference since 2019. Held October 27-28, 2022 in Tokyo, Japan, this gathering of Council Members, alumni, sponsors, friends and other stakeholders featured leaders and experts who discussed inherent risks and emerging opportunities in this new world. In the year that marked the 150th anniversary of the Iwakura Mission that sent over 100 leaders of Meiji Japan to the United States, it was especially meaningful to reconnect with the USJC community and take part together in a special bilateral dialogue as we forge ahead in a new era!

Full Recap

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Conference Program

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Conference Events

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