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5th International Symposium of America-Japan Societies
in Kyoto

  Program Date:   April 21-22, 2006
  Application Due:   February 28, 2006
  Location:   Kyoto International Conference Hall, Kyoto, Japan
  Program Type:   Public Affairs
  Contact:   National Association of Japan-America Societies
Tel: 202-429-5545
Your local Japan-America Society

  Program Overview    

Close to 500 people took part in at least a portion of this highly successful two-day symposium held April 21 and 22, including over 90 people from the U.S. 11 Japan-America Societies (U.S) were represented by Board members, chief administrative officers and staff. An equal number of America-Japan Societies (Japan) were represented. On the morning of first day, representatives from Societies in both countries got together for a joint session of presentations and discussion.


Keynote Speaker:
DR. KAZUO INAMORI, Chairman Emeritus, Kyocera Corporation

Special Guest Speaker:
THE HONORABLE THOMAS SCHIEFFER, Ambassador of the United States to Japan

Additional Speakers:
, President, Nat'l Assoc. of America-Japan Societies
WILLIAM FARRELL, Chairman, Nat'l Assoc. of Japan-America Societies
JUNICHI MURATA, President, America-Japan Society of Kyoto
KENJI YAMADA, Governor of Kyoto

April 21, 2006
10:00-12:30 Joint Session with representatives from NAJAS and NAAJS
13:00-13:30 Opening Ceremony
13:30-14:00 Keynote Speech by Dr. Inamori
14:00-15:30 Public Forum I "What is the Impact of the New Generation on the Future of Japan-U.S. Relations?"

  Panelist #1

Miss Akiko Shimamura

-Keio University

  Panelist #2

Mr. Yuta Inoue

-University of Tokyo

  Panelist #3 Miss Linda Zhang -Harverd University Graduate
Panelist #4

Mr. Kenneth Gundle

-Stanford University,
 Kobe Univeristy as a Fulbrighter(Current)

15:45-17:30 Public Forum II "Japan-U.S. Security Challenges in Asia"
17:30-20:00 Welcome Reception

April 22, 2006
9:30-12:00 Cultural Forum "Spirit of Japanese Tradition"
12:30-13:20 Lunch (at Kyoto Research Park)
14:00-16:00 Public Forum III "Using New Technology to Create New Business Models"
  Panelist #1 Dr. Mihir Parikh -President and CEO, Aqest System Corp.
  Panelist #2
Mr. Ichiya Nakamura

-Executive Director,
 Stanford Japan Center-Research
Panelist #3

Mr. Tatsuro Ichihara

-Chief Engineer,
 Nanotechnology Cluster of Advance
 Software Technology Mechatolonics
 Research Institute of Kyoto

16:00-16:30 Closing Ceremony

[ Download the Symposium Brochure (PDF 4.5MB) ]


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