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Impact of US-Japan Cooperation in Advanced Technologies – What can we expect from the US-Japan CoRe Partnership

March 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

*Hybrid Event

The US and Japan have been collaborating for many years to shape the rules of the road for digital business and to promote the development and application of advanced technologies to improve our respective competitiveness and maintain our collective technological superiority.  Former Prime Minister Suga and President Biden launched in March 2021 the Competitiveness and Resiliency (CoRe) Partnership where they pledged to advance secure and open 5G networks, including through Open Radio Access Networks (O-RAN), invest significantly in 5G and next generation mobile networks, work with third countries to promote a dynamic open digital economy, make supply chains, including those for semiconductors, more resilient, focus on genome sequencing, and undertake joint research on quantum computing.  The issues outlined there will likely picked up by the new Economic Policy Consultative Committee (formally known as the EPCC or also known as the “Econ 2+2”) announced by President Biden and Prime Minister Kishida on January 21st.

Please join us to hear from our expert speakers from government and the private sector talk about what US-Japan cooperation on advanced technologies means for our two nations, for our competitive challenge with China and for tech businesses here in Silicon Valley.  Matthew Goodman is Senior Vice President for Economics at the Center for Strategic and International Studies where he brings his more than three decades of experience, both in and out of government, including six years as Finance Attache at the US Embassy in Tokyo, to bear to explore international economic policy issues and global economic governance.  Kazumi Nishikawa is Director of the IT Industry Division at Japan’s Ministry of the Economy Trade and Industry and in charge of policies to promote Japan’s technology and IT companies.  Also from the Big Tech company, Kenichiro Mizoguchi is the General Manager, Hitachi, Ltd and in charge of government relationship will speak from the perspective of a large tech corporation.

菅前首相とバイデン大統領は、2021年3月に「日米競争力・強靱性(コア)パートナーシップ」に合意しました。オープン無線アクセスネットワーク(Open-RAN)などの安全でオープンな5Gネットワークの推進、5Gおよび次世代モバイルネットワークへの大規模投資、半導体を含むサプライチェーンの回復力強化、ゲノム解読への注力、量子コンピューターに関する共同研究の実施などが含まれます。日米両国にとって、また中国との競争において、そしてシリコンバレーのテクノロジー企業にとって、この合意は何を意味するのでしょうか。エクスパートの3名が解説します。

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Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022 at 4:00-5:30 P.M. (PDT)
Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 at 9:00-10:30 A.M. (Japan Time)
*For in-person participants, registration starts at 3:30pm. 

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Joining us in person? Excited to see you all! (limited number of seats)
Venue: DG717 | 717 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103

*Due to the S.F. Health Order, guests must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend and masks worn inside
**Light food and drinks are provided
***To the participants joining us in person at DG717: Thank you for registering and we are excited to see you at the event! Since we only have 30 seats available, please let us know in advance if you cannot attend by emailing us at the address below. Additionally, you can email us if we reach the maximum number of in-person participants and would like to join the waiting list.
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The Zoom link will be sent in the registration confirmation email.

Price:
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Agenda (Pacific Time)

3:30-4:00       Registration & Networking (In-person)
4:00-4:10        Welcome & DG717 Introduction, Larry Greenwood | Board Chair, Japan Society of Northern California & Senior Advisor, BowerGroupAsia & Peter Kelley | President, National Association of Japan-America Societies
4:10- 4:20       Presentation, Matthew P. Goodman | Senior Vice President & Director, Economics Program, Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
4:20-4:30        Presentation, Kazumi Nishikawa | Director, IT Industry Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
4:30-4:40        Presentation, Kenichiro Mizoguchi | General Manager, Hitachi, Ltd.
4:40-5:10        Panel Discussion and Q&A, Moderator, Larry Greenwood | Board Chair, Japan Society of Northern California & Senior Advisor, BowerGroupAsia
5:10–5:15       Closing, Rocky (Hiroki) Mitsuhashi |  President, Digital Garage US, Inc., Corporate Officer, Digital Garage, Inc. & Takahide Akiyama | President, Japan Society of Northern California
5:15–5:45       Networking   

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OUR AMAZING SPEAKERS
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Matthew P. Goodman | Senior Vice President & Director, Economics Program,  Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)

Matthew P. Goodman is senior vice president for economics and holds the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy at CSIS. The Economics Program, which he directs, examines current issues in international economic policy, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Previously, Goodman served as director for international economics on the National Security Council staff, working on the G-20, APEC, and other presidential summits. Before joining the White House, he was senior adviser to the undersecretary for economic affairs at the U.S. Department of State. He has also worked at the Albright Stonebridge Group, Goldman Sachs, and served as U.S. Treasury Financial Attaché in Tokyo from 1992 to 1997. Goodman holds an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a BSc from the London School of Economics.

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Kazumi Nishikawa | Director, IT Industry Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
西川 和見氏 | 経済産業省情報産業課 情報産業課長

Director, IT Industry Division, METI (Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry) of Japan. Prior to current appointment, held various positions in METI over a period of 25 years, including Director, Healthcare Industries Division to cover healthcare business and technology, Director for Trade Strategy to cover trade strategy and global growth strategy of Japan, Executive Director of JETRO Singapore/Special Adviser to the Minister’s Secretariat of METI to cover Asian economic integration, Director for Policy Planning in the Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau to coordinate the Growth Strategy of “Abenomics” Policy, Principle Deputy Director of Minister’s Secretariat, World Trade Organization negotiator, and Deputy Director for SME Finance. Has also worked in the Defense Ministry and Cabinet Office. Holds a law degree from the University of Tokyo, an LLM from Northwestern University School of Law, and an LLM in International Studies from Georgetown University Law Center. Attorney at Law in New York State, USA.Director, IT Industry Division, METI (Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry) of Japan. Prior to current appointment, held various positions in METI over a period of 25 years, including Director, Healthcare Industries Division to cover healthcare business and technology, Director for Trade Strategy to cover trade strategy and global growth strategy of Japan, Executive Director of JETRO Singapore/Special Adviser to the Minister’s Secretariat of METI to cover Asian economic integration, Director for Policy Planning in the Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau to coordinate the Growth Strategy of “Abenomics” Policy, Principle Deputy Director of Minister’s Secretariat, World Trade Organization negotiator, and Deputy Director for SME Finance. Has also worked in the Defense Ministry and Cabinet Office. Holds a law degree from the University of Tokyo, an LLM from Northwestern University School of Law, and an LLM in International Studies from Georgetown University Law Center. Attorney at Law in New York State, USA. 

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Kenichiro Mizoguchi | General Manager, Hitachi Corporate Offices, DC & LA Hitachi, Ltd.

Kenichiro (Ken) Mizoguchi is the General Manager of Hitachi, Ltd.’s Corporate Offices in Washington, DC and LA, where he is responsible for government and external affairs in the Americas, as well as CSR. Over the course of his 32-year career, Ken has overseen crisis management, internal communications and advertising activities for Hitachi’s global operations. Previously, he served as Executive General Manager of Hitachi, Ltd.’s Corporate Brand and Communications Division in Tokyo, Japan, where he played a critical role in developing and executing Hitachi’s integrated corporate branding and communication strategy worldwide. In this capacity, Ken launched a new global brand campaign in 2013, as well as “Hitachi IR Day,” an annual investor dialogue event started in 2010. Prior to that, he spent a decade in Tarrytown, NY and San Jose, CA, directing Hitachi’s corporate communications and business development strategies for the U.S. market.

Ken serves as President of the Japan Commerce Association of Washington, DC (JCAW) and Vice Chair of the Japan-America Society of Washington, DC. He holds a B.A. in Social Studies from Hitotsubashi University.

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Moderator, Larry Greenwood | Board Chair, Japan Society of Northern California & Senior Advisor, BowerGroupAsia

Larry Greenwood is a consultant advising on government relations and international economic policy, with expertise in trade, finance, development, and Asia. Larry was a career diplomat from 1976 to 2006 and served in a variety of positions in the State Department in Washington, D.C., and at U.S. embassies in Manila, Dakar, Tokyo, and Singapore. After retiring from the Foreign Service, he worked as vice president at the Asian Development Bank in Manila, Philippines, where he oversaw loan and grant operations in East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific Island countries, and as Senior Managing Director for government relations in Asia for MetLife based in Tokyo. After moving to the Bay Area in 2015 he joined the BowerGroupAsia and served as President of the Japan Society of Northern California from 2016-2019.

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Date:
March 2
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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