2010 – Kanrin Maru Symposium

Annual Award Of Honor Gala

Kanrin Maru Symposium:
The Future of the US-Japan Relationship

Monday, May 10th 2010
6:00 pm
Hotel Nikko, San Francisco, CA

The Japan Society of Northern California will mark the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Japan’s first diplomatic mission to the United States with a major international symposium on the future role of the US-Japan partnership, and emerging regional and global common agendas.

Do not miss this important event, which will examine the outlook for this 150-year-old “indestructible relationship” in its diplomatic, business and civil society dimensions.

Luncheon Keynote Speaker:

Joseph R. Donovan, Jr., Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, US Department of State

Other speakers will include:

  • Ambassador Michael Armacost, Shorenstein Distinguished Fellow, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University
  • Dr. Carol Cherkis, President, BioInfoStrategies & Life Sciences Industry Consultant, NewCap Partners
  • Dr. Richard B. Dasher, Director, US-Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University
  • Glen S. Fukushima, CEO, Airbus Japan & former President, American Chamber of Commerce in Japan
  • Hideyuki Inoue, Founder & President, Social Venture Partners Tokyo
  • Taro Kono, Member, House of Representatives, Liberal Democratic Party
  • Allen Miner, Chairman & CEO, SunBridge Corporation
  • Dr. Daniel Okimoto, Professor Emeritus of Political Science & Director Emeritus, Asia/Pacific Research Center, Stanford University
  • Dr. Koji Osawa, Managing Principal & Co-founder, Global Catalyst Partners
  • Ben Self, Takahashi Fellow, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University
  • Yoichiro Taku, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Hitoshi Tanaka, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs & Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange
  • Dr. Steven K. Vogel, Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

Agenda will include:

  • Luncheon Keynote Address
  • Wisemen’s Panel
    “The US-Japan Relationship’s Role in Asia and the World”
  • Silicon Valley Panel
    “Japan and America: Addressing Global Agendas from Silicon Valley and Northern California”

The afternoon will end with an evening networking reception for symposium participants and guests from the Bay Area political, business and cultural communities.

Co-sponsored by Asia Society Northern California, The Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California, Japan Policy Research Institute, JETRO San Francisco, USF Center for the Pacific Rim, and World Affairs Council.

Supported by the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco.

150 Years

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