Stay current on U.S.-Japan relations – and how they affect North Texas. This annual program brings leading thinkers from both Japan and the U.S. to explore current and looming issues that affect the critically important bilateral relationship. Topics at the luncheon range from international trade to politics, security, and the globalization of Japan’s economy. The afternoon panel session highlights the Japanese business boom in North Texas, focusing on specific industries and collaborative projects, as well as the “draw” of the region.

Japan Update is part of a series presented by Japan-America Societies across the U.S., made possible by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the National Association of Japan-America Societies.

2017-02-17 Japan Update

February 17, 2017

U.S.-Japan Relations under the
New U.S. Administration

Keynote Speakers

Joseph M. Young, U.S. Department of State

Dr. Haruo Iguchi, Kwansei Gakuin University

February 12, 2016

U.S.-Japan Economic and Security Relations:
One Year after Prime Minister Abe’s Historic Visit

Keynote Speakers

Professor Koji Murata, Doshisha University

Ambassador Ira Shapiro, Ira Shapiro Global Strategies, LLC

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February 13, 2015

Going Global: A New Era in Japanese Business Strategy and Growth

Keynote Speakers

Osamu “Simon” Nagata, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

Matthew P. Goodman, Center for Strategic and International Studies

February 11, 2014

Abenomics, the Trans-Pacific Partnership,
and Economic Opportunities for Texas

Keynote Speakers

Wendy Cutler, Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative

Fukunari Kimura, Keio University

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