USJC 2015 Annual Conference Schedule

(Schedule subject to change) 

Monday, November 9, 2015

  • 2:00pm – 5:00pm   Plenary Session on Business, Economics and Global Leadership: Part I – BALLROOM (B2F)
  • Emcee: Ms. Linda TairaSenior Manager, Communications, Boeing Defense, Space & Security, The Boeing Company
  • Welcoming Remarks: Mr. Dennis Teranishi, Chairman of the Board, U.S.-Japan Council & President & CEO, Pacific International Center for High Technology Research (PICHTR)

Keynote Addresses:

  • Hon. Anthony FoxxU.S. Secretary of Transportation
  • Mr. Nobuyuki HiranoPresident & Group CEO, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.
  • Ms. Sandra E. PetersonGroup Worldwide Chairman, Johnson & Johnson
  • Plenary Session on Business, Economics and Global Leadership: Part II – BALLROOM (B2F)
  • Panel Discussion: Global Leadership through Business Innovation and Integration
  • Special Address: Mr. Futoshi Toba, Mayor, City of Rikuzentakata
  • Closing Remarks: Ms. Irene Hirano Inouye, President, U.S.-Japan Council
  • 5:30pm – 7:30pm  Conference Reception – BALLROOM (B2F)
  • Special Remarks: Hon. Caroline Bouvier Kennedy, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Japan

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

  • 9:00am – 10:15am  Keynote Plenary Session – BALLROOM (B2F)
  • Emcee: Ms. Phyllis CampbellChairman, Pacific Northwest for JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Special Remarks: Dr. Sadayuki SakakibaraChairman, Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) & Chief Senior Advisor and Chief Senior Counselor, Toray Industries, Inc.

Keynote Addresses:

  • Dr. Koji MurofushiExecutive Board Member and Sports Director, The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
  • Dr. Gill PrattExecutive Technical Adviser, Toyota Motor Corporation
  • 10:45am – 12:00pm  Featured Plenary Program – BALLROOM (B2F)
  • Emcee: Ms. Jan Yanehiro, President, Jan Yanehiro, Inc.

12:30pm – 2:00pm  Luncheon Plenary Session – BALLROOM (B2F)

  • Emcee: Ms. Debra NakatomiPresident, Nakatomi & Associates
  • Special Remarks:
  • Hon. Hiroyasu Ando, President, Japan Foundation
  • Hon. Masaharu KohnoSpecial Representative of the Government of Japan for the Middle East and Europe & Special Envoy of the Government of Japan for the Middle East Peace
  • Hon. Taro Kono, Head of the National Public Safety Commission; Minister for
    Administrative Reform; Member, House of Representatives, Japan
  • Panel Discussion: Japanese American Leadership Delegation (JALD) Celebration
    Closing Remarks: Ms. Royanne K. Doi, Vice Chair, U.S.-Japan Council & Corporate Chief Ethics Officer, Prudential Financial Inc. – Japan Representative Office

2:30pm – 4:00pm Breakout Session I (six concurrent sessions)

Panel Discussions:

Experiential Programming:

4:30pm – 6:00pm Breakout Session II (five concurrent sessions)

Panel Discussions:

Experiential Programming

Date: Saturday, November 7 – Pre-Conference Programming
All Registrants: N/A

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  • Emerging Leaders Program (ELP)
    • TBD evening – Orientation & Dinner

Date: Sunday, November 8 – Pre-Conference Programming
All Registrants: N/A

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  • Emerging Leaders Program (ELP)
    • 10:00am – 7:30pm: TOMODACHI Generation Summit
    • TBD evening – Joint ELP Dinner & Networking
  • TOMODACHI Generation Summit (Sophia University)
    • 10:00am: Morning Session
    • 12:00pm: Lunch Break
    • 1:30pm: Afternoon Session
  • TOMODACHI Generation Reception (Sophia University)
    • 5:30pm – 7:30pm: Reception
  • Japanese American Leadership Delegation (JALD) Reunion Dinner (Tsukiji Itadori Restaurant)
    • 7:00pm: Dinner

Date: Monday, November 9 – Annual Conference Opening Day & Members Activities

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  • Emerging Leaders Program (ELP)
    • TBD morning – Sponsor & Board Discussion, Orientation Continued
  • USJC Board of Councilor Activities (The Capitol Hotel Tokyu)
    • 8:30am – 9:30am: Registration & Continental Breakfast (optional)
    • 9:00am – 10:00am: Board of Councilors Meeting
  • Annual Conference Sponsor Activities (The Capitol Hotel Tokyu)
    • 10:15am – 11:15am: Special Program: “Insider’s View” on Current Issues in U.S.-Japan Relations
    • 11:30am – 1:00pm: Sponsors Luncheon
  • USJC Member Activities (Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel)
    • 7:30am – 9:00am: Registration & Continental Breakfast (optional)
    • 8:30am – 9:15am: Members Orientation & Update
    • 9:30am – 11:00am: Members Programming
      • USJC Regional Programs 2015 Report and 2016 Planning
      • Roundtable Discussion: Teaching about the Japanese American Experience in Japan and in the United States

All Registrants:

  • Opening Symposium (Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel)
    • 2:00pm – 3:15pm: Plenary Session on Business, Economics and Global Leadership: Part I
    • 3:45pm – 5:00pm: Plenary Session on Business, Economics and Global Leadership: Part II
    • 5:30pm – 7:30pm: Conference Reception

Date: Tuesday, November 10 – Annual Conference Public Symposium

All Registrants:

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  • Emerging Leaders Program (ELP)
    • TBD evening – Dinner & Wrap-Up/Debrief

Date: Wednesday, November 11 & Beyond – Select Side Events for USJC Members
All Registrants: N/A

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  • USJC Board of Director Activities (Anderson Mori & Tomotsune)
    • 8:00am – 9:30am: Board of Directors Breakfast Meeting
  • Silicon Valley-Japan Project / Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation (New Otani Garden Court)
    • 9:45am – 11:00am: SVJP-RJIF Meeting
  • Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) (Wednesday – Thursday)
    • TBD – Alumni Meetings & Group Dinners
  • Tohoku Two-Day Trip (Wednesday – Thursday, optional, additional cost)
    • TBA

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