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August 2020

[ONLINE EVENT] U.S.-Japan Council – Coronavirus: Opportunity for a New Health Paradigm

Tuesday, August 4 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The coronavirus pandemic has humbled humanity and shed light on the fragility of the world and the health systems built to deliver care. At the same time, rapid advances in technology and medical science have shown potential new paths forward to building a healthier future. With its rich health data and global leadership in technology, life sciences, and precision manufacturing, Japan has the capacity to play a leading role in designing a new health paradigm. What does the future of…

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[ONLINE EVENT] Japanese Government Leadership and U.S.-Japan Relations during COVID-19

Tuesday, August 11 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

(Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images) Co-presented by the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth and the Sun & Star Program on Japan and East Asia at SMU's Tower Center for Policy Policy and International Studies. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected billions across the globe and has forced governments to act rapidly in order to ensure public safety. Leaders in Japan had the dual dilemma of being one of the first countries to experience the disease and dealing with the postponement of…

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September 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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