2020 Annual Conference

The U.S.-Japan Council Annual Conference is a yearly event that brings together regional, national and international leaders from the government, business, academia and nonprofit sectors to discuss the current status and future outlook of the U.S.-Japan partnership across a range of timely and relevant topics. Each year we look forward to seeing our Council members, program alumni, sponsors, and friends across diverse backgrounds, sectors and generations, and uncovering new avenues of cooperation between our two countries through informed discourse, leadership development and people-to-people connections at all levels.

Given the threat and impact of the coronavirus pandemic and our desire to keep our stakeholders and supporters safe, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s in-person Annual Conference.

In lieu of a traditional in-person Annual Conference this year, we are excited to announce a series of virtual events and engagements throughout the remainder of the year to provide insights and exclusive content to our stakeholders and supporters. Through a series of monthly flagship events, we will explore the theme “U.S.-Japan Relations in the Coronavirus Era: Leadership for Recovery, Resilience and Community.” This will begin in September with a high-profile symposium called the Bilateral Boardroom, focused on Leadership Through Crisis, Lessons Learned. Then we will offer a USJC members symposium in October, a community engagement public forum in November, and TOMODACHI next generation programming in December. In addition, we will continue to provide educational webinars, USJC members only activities, leadership labs and a range of other special programming throughout the months ahead.

Look out for more information on each of these events as they are announced and registration opens. In the meantime, please consider sponsoring and supporting the U.S.-Japan Council. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation, or here to explore year-round sponsorship opportunities which provide numerous exclusive benefits.