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Japan Update Symposium

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

U.S.‐ Japan Relations:
One Year into the Trump Administration

Learn about recent developments in U.S. Japan relations — and how they affect North Texas.

During the luncheon, experts from both countries will examine the state of the relationship one year into the Trump administration. The afternoon panel will focus on the commercial relationship between Japan and the North Texas region.

* Registration for this event is now close. 

Luncheon Speakers

Dr. Toshihiro Nakayama
Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University

Dr. Sheila A. Smith
Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Panel Session

Technology & Innovation in North Texas/Japan Business Relations

Paul Havala
Vice President, Planning, Fujitsu Network Communications

Brian Kursar
Vice President and Chief Data Scientist, Toyota Connected

Girish Nazhiyath
Solutions Architect Director, Retail Solutions, NEC Corporation of America

Dr. Hiroki Takeuchi, Moderator
Associate Professor and Director, Sun & Star Program on Japan and East Asia, Tower Center for Political Studies, SMU


Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel
900 East Lookout, Richardson, TX 75082


$50 Members
$65 Public
$80 New Membership + Ticket
Members’ prices apply to JASDFW, SMU students/faculty, and Cooperating Organizations.


11:30am – 12:00pm      Registration & Networking
12:00pm – 1:30pm        Luncheon Program
2:00pm – 3:30pm          Panel Session



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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth


Renaissance Dallas Richardson
900 East Lookout
Richardson, TX 75082 United States
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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.