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June 2020

[ONLINE EVENT] How Technology Companies in the U.S. and Japan are Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis

Thursday, June 4 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

                The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered lives around the globe. It has forced travel restrictions, many daily work to take place online, and communication to occur remotely through video platforms. This has created new opportunities to instantly interact with people thousands of miles away, however cultural and physical distinctions can also create new challenges. Access to a reliable internet connection, a society's acceptance of remote work, and even the size of a…

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[ONLINE EVENT] The Japan-America Society of Washington DC – The U.S. Oil and Gas Market Challenge facing Japanese Business: COVID-19 X Factor

Tuesday, June 9 | 8:00 am - 9:30 am

The fracking revolution that began a decade ago has drastically altered the geography and economics of global energy supplies. This revolution has led to a renaissance in oil and gas/LNG investment that few could have foreseen. The COVID-19 crisis has presented another severe—and unpredictable—disruption that has led to an unprecedented drop in the global oil and gas/LNG market. A drop this precipitous and sudden is unprecedented in the history of the energy industry worldwide. Join the Japan-America Society of Washington…

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July 2020

[ONLINE EVENT] Japan Society of Northern California – Japan-US Innovation Awards Symposium

Tuesday, July 14 - Tuesday, July 21

        Combining Japanese Creativity and American Entrepreneurship The Japan-US Innovation Awards Symposium is the signature event of the Innovation Awards Program, organized by the Japan Society of Northern California in cooperation with the US-Asia Technology Management Center of Stanford University. Each year, two companies - one each from Japan and the US - receive the SunBridge Emerging Leader award for technological innovations deemed to be disrupting their markets. In 2019, US company Zoom Video Communications, Inc. and…

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August 2020

October 2020

2020 Sun & Star Legacy Award Dinner

Friday, October 30 | 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Omni Frisco Hotel, The Star Ballroom, 11 Cowboys Way
Frisco, TX 75034 United States
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Join us as we honor exemplary supporters of the U.S.-Japan relationship. Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United States (2012-2018) and current President of The Japan Institute of International Affairs, and his wife Nobuku Sasae, President of the Nobuko Forum Japan and conference interpreter, will receive the Sun & Star Legacy Award for fostering cooperation and friendship between the two countries.

Anna McFarland will receive the Bridges-to-Friendship Award for her contributions to North Texas-Japan relations as former Executive Director of the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth from 1997 to 2019.

The Sun & Star Legacy Award Dinner features a cocktail reception, silent auction, and an exclusive Patrons’ Reception for sponsors and dignitaries, followed by dinner and the award program.

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