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April 2017
Sun & Star Legacy Award Dinner

Sun & Star Legacy Award Dinner

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Omni Frisco Hotel, The Star Ballroom 11 Cowboys Way
Frisco, TX 75034 United States

Join us as we honor outstanding supporters of the U.S.-Japan relationship. Mr. Yoshihiko Miyauchi, Senior Chairman, ORIX Group, will receive the Sun & Star Legacy Award for his many significant contributions to strengthening U.S.-Japan relations for more than fifty years. Mr. Mark Berry, Chairman of the Dallas-Sendai Committee since 2005, will receive the Bridges-to-Friendship Award for his dedication to Dallas-Sendai friendship and exchange.

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September 2017
Food Safety after Fukushima

Food Safety after Fukushima

Thursday, September 7, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Southern Methodist University, Carr Collins Hall 3300 University Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205

The John G. Tower Center for Political Studies presents a luncheon program on Japanese citizens' response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. Professor Nicolas Sternsdorff-Cisterna, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at SMU, explores how ordinary people in Fukushima formed organizations, exchanged knowledge, and found ways of screening and sourcing food.

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October 2017
Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan

Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan

Monday, October 23, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Southern Methodist University, Hughes Trigg Student Forum 3140 Dyer St.
Dallas, TX 75205

A delegation selected by the Prime Minister's Office of Japan and led by Ambassador Shotaro Oshima, Chairman of the Institute for International Economic Studies, will examine the U.S.-Japan relationship from many angles and engage in dialogue with the audience

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November 2017
Japan-Texas Business Forum

Japan-Texas Business Forum

Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Baylor University, McClinton Auditorium 1301 S. University Parks Dr.
Waco, TX 76706

Learn the characteristics, future, and role of Japanese companies in the Texas economy. This forum will feature The Honorable Tetsuro Amano, Consul-General of Japan in Houston, and other distinguished speakers

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January 2018
Japan-U.S. Relations in the Changing World: North Korea, China, and America First

Japan-U.S. Relations in the Changing World: North Korea, China, and America First

Tuesday, January 30 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Southern Methodist University, Carr Collins Hall 3300 University Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205

The John G. Tower Center for Political Studies presents Mr. Naoyuki Agawa, who currently teaches American constitutional law and history as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. Mr. Agawa served as Minister for Public Affairs in charge of public diplomacy and press relations at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. on leave of absence from Keio University (2002 – 2005).

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Japan-Mexico-Texas: Exploring Politics and Economics

Japan-Mexico-Texas: Exploring Politics and Economics

Wednesday, January 31 | 1:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Southern Methodist University, Carr Collins Hall 3300 University Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205

Join the SMU Tower Center Sun & Star Program on Japan and East Asia and the Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center for a joint symposium looking at the economic and political relations between Japan, Mexico and Texas.

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February 2018
Japan Update Symposium

Japan Update Symposium

Tuesday, February 27 | 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Renaissance Dallas Richardson 900 East Lookout
Richardson, TX 75082 United States

February 27, 2018
Learn about recent developments in U.S. Japan relations — and how they affect North Texas. During the luncheon, experts from both countries will examine the state of the relationship one year into the Trump administration. The afternoon panel will focus on the commercial relationship between Japan and the North Texas region.

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April 2018
Peace Boat Founder Yoshioka Tatsuya at EarthX
May 2018
Japan-Texas Economic Summit

Japan-Texas Economic Summit

Monday, May 7 | 12:00 pm - Wednesday, May 9 | 5:00 pm
Marriott Marquis Houston 1777 Walker Street
Houston, TX 77010

The U.S.- Japan Council is pleased to host the Japan-Texas Economic Summit, to be held in Houston, Texas May 7 - 9, 2018. Following the highly successful Japan-Hawaii Economic Summit in 2017, the Japan-Texas Economic Summit will bring together business leaders, investors, state and local officials, and economic development organizations from across the Lone Star State and Japan. Texas is a leading destination for foreign direct investment from Japan, and we will welcome government and business representatives from the Government…

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Sun & Star Legacy Award Dinner 2018

Sun & Star Legacy Award Dinner 2018

Thursday, May 10 | 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Omni Frisco Hotel, The Star Ballroom 11 Cowboys Way
Frisco, TX 75034 United States

May 10, 2018
Join us as we honor outstanding supporters of the U.S.-Japan relationship. Mr. Hideaki Ohmura, Governor of Aichi Prefecture, will receive the Sun & Star Legacy Award for fostering cooperation and friendship between the two countries, specifically between Aichi Prefecture and the State of Texas.

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