Japan America Society of Southern California
Building Japan-America Relationships Since 1909

JAPAN in 2015 Symposium

  • Thursday, February 19, 2015
  • 2:00 PM
  • InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills (Century City, CA)


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Thursday, February 19, 2015
1:30pm Registration
2:00pm Symposium
6:15pm Networking Reception

InterContinental LA Century City at Beverly Hills
2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067




Chief Executive Officer, UNIQLO USA
"UNIQLO's Path to Globalization - Spreading Japanese Fashion to the World"

Mistress of Ceremonies

Susan Hirasuna
Anchor / Reporter, KTTV FOX 11

With expert speakers

Yuko Kaifu Executive Vice President, Japan Business Association of Southern California (JBA)

Joseph C. Portillo Co-Vice Chair /  Chair Elect, Japan America Society of Southern California

Panel I - Consul Generals' Discussion, followed by Q&A

The Honorable Harry H. Horinouchi  Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles

Patrick J. Linehan Former Consul General, U.S. Consulate General in Osaka-Kobe, Japan
Senior Visiting Fellow & Public Diplomat in Residence, USC Center on Public Diplomacy

Panel I Chair - Gene Park Assistant Professor, Political Science, Loyola Marymount University

Panel II - U.S. and Japanese Perspectives on Japan's Economy, followed by Q&A

Tomoko Iwakawa SVP and Senior Foreign Exchange Advisor, City National Bank

S. Mackin Pulsifer Vice Chairman, Fiduciary Trust Company International

Nicholas Smith
Japan Strategist, CLSA Securities Japan Co., Ltd.

Panel II Chair - Brian Peck Deputy Director of International Affairs & Business Development
California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

JAPAN in 2015 Symposium will gather leading experts on Japan from across the U.S. and from Japan to take an in-depth look and “forecast” the coming year on Japanese domestic affairs, U.S.-Japan bilateral economic and security relationship and U.S.-Japan cooperation in international affairs.

Presented by the Japan America Society of Southern California with the Japan Business Association of Southern California. The symposium is supported by a generous grant from the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA. Additional support is provided by the InterContinental LA Century City at Beverly Hills. United Airlines is the Official Airline for JAPAN in 2015 Symposium. 

$55 JAS/JBA/USJC Members
$75 Non-members or Guests
$100 Admission + 1 Year New JAS Individual Membership Bundle

For additional information or for sponsorship opportunities, email amano@jas-socal.org or call 310-965-9050, ext. 104.

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