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Investing in North Texas and the United States: Japan’s Dynamic Financial Sector

Friday, February 25, 2022 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Although its East Asian neighbor may receive many of the headlines, Japan is the #1 foreign investor into both the U.S. and North Texas economies. Japan plays a vital and essential role in the well-being of Americans’ lives, and this is a story not often shared in the media. Dallas is also home to three of Japan’s largest banks, including Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), which support over 200 Japanese companies’ operations in North Texas and the region. Moreover, financial institutions, like SMBC, are an integral part of the Japanese market as the country continues to be one of the globe’s largest economies. Please join us for a conversation on Japan’s financial presence in the U.S., the current state of the Japanese banking sector and its relationship to the country’s business climate, and the prospects that the future might hold.


This program is part of the NAJAS/KKC Business Speaker Series, made possible by generous contributions from the National Association of Japan-America Societies and Keizai Koho Center. The 2022 NAJAS/KKC Business Speaker Series program in North Texas is in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth.


Date and Time

Friday, February 25, 2022
– Registration
12:00pm – Opening remarks and lunch
12:25pm – Presentation by Hiro Hyakutome (Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation)
12:45pm – Presentation by Dr. Ulrike Schaede (University of California, San Diego)
1:05pm – Audience Q&A
1:30pm – Program ends


Free Admission to Japan-America Society Shogun Circle
Free Admission to World Affairs Council Global Forum and Contributors Circle
ALL OTHER ATTENDEES – $15 for members, $25 for non-members

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Westin Galleria,
13340 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX 75240



  • Hiro Hyakutome – CEO, Sumitomo Misui Banking Corporation Americas Division
  • Dr. Ulrike Schaede – Professor of Japanese Business and Director, Japan Forum for Innovation and Technology, UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy



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Friday, February 25, 2022
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth is a Texas non-profit corporation qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.