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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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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 audienceRead more »
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).Read more »
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.Read more »
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.
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…Read more »
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.