Future Growth in US & Japan Business Relations: Sustainability and Urban Development
According to the UN, 2007 marked the first time in human history when more people lived in urban areas than rural areas. There has also been a growing focus on sustainable cities and green building practices as urban centers take on an increased role in regional economies.
The Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area in particular has witnessed rapid urban development, with a surge in mixed-use developments and transit-oriented design. In Japan, urban development has been driven by the concept of compact cities, aiming to maximize land use efficiency and leverage their world-leading public transportation network.
Join us at the 2024 Japan Currents Symposium as our expert guest speakers share their expertise and discuss trends in sustainability and urban development in both the US and Japan.
Atsushi Nakayama, Senior Staff Writer, Business News Department, Nikkei Inc.
Cullum Clark, Director, SMU Economic Growth Initiative, George W. Bush Institute
Jennifer Johnson, Co-founding Principal, Canyon Snow Consulting
Harry Whalen, Director of Business Attraction & International, Frisco EDC
Luigi Basalo, Manager of Construction and Development at Daiwa House Texas Inc.
Dr. Hiroki Takeuchi, Associate Professor and Director, Sun & Start Japan and East Asia Program, SMU Tower Center for Public Policy and International Affairs
Date and Schedule
Friday, March 1st 11:30 am – Registration 12:00 pm – Keynote Speakers and Luncheon 1:30 pm – Coffee break and networking 2:00 pm – Panel Discussion 3:30 pm – Program close
The Highland Dallas
5300 E Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, TX 75206
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 addressed in the past have ranged from international trade to politics, security, and the globalization of Japan’s economy. From 2014 to 2019, this program was known as the Japan Update Symposium and was 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 (NAJAS). Starting in 2020, this program is known as the Japan Currents Symposium, again part of a series presented by Japan-America Societies across the U.S., made possible by the Embassy of Japan in the United States and NAJAS.
In partnership with the Sun & Star Program on Japan and East Asia at the SMU Tower Center for Public Policy and International Affairs