Kansai Business Forum

The U.S.-Japan Council is proud to announce the first USJC Kansai Business Forum, convening leaders spanning business, government, academia and nonprofit sectors to discuss how we can further Kansai-U.S. business ties. The discussions will cover both the economic outlook of Kansai for 2025 and beyond as well as opportunities to further the business relationship between Kansai and the United States.

Consul General Karen Kelley will be sharing the U.S.’s mission to deepen economic and trade relations with Kansai businesses. Renowned economist Mr. Robert Feldman will explore the current economies of Kansai, Japan, and the globe, and will join fellow panelists in examining the track record of and future opportunities for the commercial relationship between Kansai and the U.S.

Attendance will be free, and simultaneous interpretation will be provided.  


18:30 – 19:45    Keynote Speeches & Panel Discussion
19:45 – 20:30    Networking Dinner


Please register to attend by clicking here.

Should you have any questions, please contact Miki Takahashi of U.S.-Japan Council (Japan) at 03-4510-3400 or [email protected].

Keynote & Panel

Robert Alan Feldman

Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co., Ltd.


Karen Kelley

Consul General, American Consulate General Osaka-Kobe


Soichiro Seki

Senior Managing Director, Kansai Economic Federation


Tasha A. Yorozu

Managing Attorney, Yorozu Law Group, PC
Board Officer, U.S.-Japan Council


Royanne K. Doi

Representative Director, U.S.-Japan Council (Japan)
Global Legal, Ethics & Compliance Adviser, Legal Division, Yamaha Corporation
Board Officer, U.S.-Japan Council

For more information, download the flyer: English version or Japanese version.


Miki Takahashi · [email protected] · 03-4510-3400