Press Registration: 2013 U.S.-Japan Council Annual Conference

Members of the media interested in covering the U.S.-Japan Council Annual Conference please register here. Registration is complimentary for press covering the event. Interview opportunities with U.S.-Japan Council leadership are available upon request.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
October 3rd - Evening Cocktails and Desserts Networking (8:30pm-10:00pm)
October 4th - Annual Conference (8:30am-5:15pm) followed by a reception (5:30pm-7:00pm)

CONFERENCE AGENDA - http://www.usjapancouncil.org/programs/program/annual-conference
(Highlights are as follows. Please indicate in the form below the event(s) you would like to cover or attend.)

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DATE - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3RD, 2013 (EVENING COCKTAILS AND DESSERTS NETWORKING)

TIME - 8:30pm-10:00pm

LOCATION - Capital Hilton Hotel, Federal Room

Members of the media are welcome to attend as guests. Please note that the Opening Reception that was scheduled for 5:30-7:00pm at the Kennedy Caucus Room, Russell Senate Office Building has been CANCELED due to the government shutdown.

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DATE - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4TH, 2013 (PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM)

TIME - 8:30am-5:15pm. Closing Reception 5:30-7:00pm

LOCATION - The Capital Hilton Hotel (1001 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036)

-8:30am-10:00am Opening Session and Keynote Speakers
* Keynote Speakers:
• Mr. John Strangfeld, Chairman & CEO, Prudential Financial, Inc.
• Mr. Hiroaki Nakanishi, President, Hitachi, Ltd.
• The Honorable William Burns, Deputy Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State

-10:00am-10:30am Coffee Break and Networking

-10:45am-12:15pm Topic Engagement Session 1
1) Global Citizenship
2) Japan’s Civil Sector
3) Media & Communications
4) Corporate Executive Leadership & Mentoring
5) Japan’s Presence in DC

-12:30pm-2:00pm Luncheon Plenary Session (Meal not included)
* Keynote Speaker: Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

-2:15pm-3:45pm Topic Engagement Session 2
1) Higher Education
2) TOMODACHI Leadership Development
3) Culinary Diplomacy
4) Clean Energy & Technology
5) U.S.-Japan Bilateral Issues

-3:45pm-4:15pm Coffee Break and Networking

-4:15pm-5:15pm Closing Plenary Session (Models of Excellence: Lessons from Japanese American Stars)
* Speakers:
• Ms. Kristi Yamaguchi, Founder, Always Dream Foundation & Champion Figure Skater
• Mr. Daniel M. Tani, Vice President of Mission and Cargo Operations, Orbital Sciences Corp. & Former Astronaut
• Vice Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, United States Navy
• Mr. Darren T. Kimura, Managing Director, Enerdigm Group, Inc.
• Mr. Ryu Goto, Violinist, Opus 3 Artists LLC

-5:30pm-7:00pm Closing Reception and Networking

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PRESS CONTACT - Shiori Okazaki, U.S.-Japan Council Communications Manager (E-mail: sokazaki@usjapancouncil.org, Phone: 202-223-6843)

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