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Bechtel Conference Center

500 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States

November 2016

Mind the Gap: Gender Equality in Japan and the U.S.

November 3, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Bechtel Conference Center, 500 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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Free – $20

Japan and the U.S. present interesting case studies for the role of women in the workplace. In Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has instituted a series of reforms called “womenomics” to empower more women to join the workforce and contribute to economic growth. Here in the United States, women have succeeded in integrating into the…

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February 2017

SOLD OUT! Asia’s Rise in a Year of Uncertainty: a Dialogue with The Honorable Kevin Rudd

February 8, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bechtel Conference Center, 500 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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Free – $20

The Japan Society of Northern California is pleased to partner with the Asia Society of Northern California and the World Affairs Council to present a special program featuring President of the Asia Society Policy Institute and former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. Mr. Rudd will talk about the rise of Asia in a year of…

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June 2017

CANCELLED – How to Write about Japan for Fun and Profit: Novelist Barry Lancet talks about his latest work and path to a successful career in writing

June 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bechtel Conference Center, 500 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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$5 – $30

Why is it that some writers of fiction succeed, while others fail? Come hear Tokyo resident Barry Lancet talk about his new spy thriller set in Japan, China and North Korea and how he “jumped the gap” to find a big-time agent that landed him a multi-book contact with a major publisher. When highly recognized novelist…

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September 2017

Is the Era of Free Trade Over?

September 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bechtel Conference Center, 500 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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$5 – $25

The future of free trade is in flux. Almost immediately upon taking office, President Trump moved to carry out his campaign promises to protect the American worker from “unfair" foreign competition. The president withdrew the U.S. as a party to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, mandated a study to address trade imbalances with selected countries (including several…

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February 2019

Japan Outlook 2019: How Japan’s Economy and Changing Geopolitics will Impact the United States

February 12, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bechtel Conference Center, 500 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
$15 – $20

Robert Madsen, Sean Creehan, and Larry Greenwood discuss Japan's political, economic and security outlook and prospects for the 2019 US-Japan relationship.

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