[Media Advisory] U.S.-Japan Council’s Bilateral Boardroom to Feature John Kerry and KOIZUMI Shinjiro to Discuss U.S.-Japan Leadership in Addressing the Climate Crisis

August 16, 2021

 U.S.-Japan Council’s Bilateral Boardroom to Feature John Kerry and KOIZUMI Shinjiro to Discuss U.S.-Japan Leadership in Addressing the Climate Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S.-Japan Council (USJC) will hold its second virtual Bilateral Boardroom on August 31 (U.S.) and September 1 (Japan), with this year’s event discussing U.S.-Japan leadership in addressing the climate crisis. This webinar will feature a fireside chat between U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, and Japan’s Minister of the Environment, KOIZUMI Shinjiro.

The U.S.-Japan Council is an educational nonprofit with a significant, decade-long track record of positive impact in the U.S.-Japan relationship. By providing platforms for dialogue and collaboration between governments, academia, the private sector and other key stakeholders in both countries, the Council seeks to help advance long-lasting solutions to critical issues, including climate change, energy and environmental sustainability.

This virtual event, which will have U.S. and Japan broadcast times, will highlight government initiatives on the ongoing climate crisis. John Kerry is the nation’s first Special Presidential Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and the first-ever Principal to sit on the National Security Council entirely dedicated to climate change. KOIZUMI Shinjiro is Japan’s Minister of the Environment, Minister in charge of Climate Change, Minister of State for Nuclear Emergency Preparedness and Member of the House of Representatives (4th term). The discussion will be moderated by USJC President & CEO Suzanne Basalla. 

Bilateral Boardroom: U.S.-Japan Leadership in Addressing the Climate Crisis

U.S. Broadcast
August 31, 2021
Time: 2:00pm ET | 11:00am PT | 8:00am HT
Registration: Click here

Japan Broadcast
September 1, 2021
Time: 11:00am JT
Registration: Click here

Media representatives are invited to attend either broadcast, depending on their timezone preference. Registration is complementary. Broadcasts will be identical and will feature simultaneous interpretation in Japanese and English.

The 2021 Bilateral Boardroom is a part of the USJC Signature Series, which engages membership and stakeholders virtually by providing expertise and insights on a range of important topics. This series debuted last year in lieu of a traditional Annual Conference.

About the U.S.-Japan Council (USJC)

The U.S.-Japan Council develops and connects global leaders to create a stronger U.S.-Japan relationship. It is an organization whose members believe people-to-people relationships are a powerful way to bring together leaders in the U.S. and Japan to address and create solutions to mutual concerns. The Council is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit educational organization that was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Washington, DC with staff in California, Hawaii and Tokyo. In 2012, the U.S.-Japan Council (Japan) was created and in 2013, it became a Public Interest Corporation (koeki zaidan hojin). The U.S.-Japan Council (Japan) maintains an office in Tokyo, Japan.


Washington, DC Headquarters
Alison Aadland, Public Relations Manager
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Japan Office
Junko Tsuda, Executive Director of U.S.-Japan Council (Japan)
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