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September 2020

October 2020

[ONLINE EVENT] U.S.-Japan Networking Night

Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Co-presented with the Japan-America Society of Georgia Join Japan-America Society members and supporters from Georgia, Dallas/Fort Worth, and across the U.S. for a casual networking event. This is a chance to meet and mingle with people interested in Japanese culture and the U.S.-Japan relationship. This program will have a unique connection with participants in the Grassroots Exchange Network Japan (GEN-J) Program, who recently returned to Japan after two years of sharing Japanese language and traditions to Americans in Atlanta, Chicago,…

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[ONLINE EVENT] A Conversation on Leadership with Mitsuru Claire Chino

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Co-presented by Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth and Japan Society (New York) In 2013, Mitsuru Claire Chino became the first female executive of a major Japanese trading company, known as sogo shosha and are among the largest businesses in Japan. The humble Chino acknowledges her historic position, but she is also quick to champion people from all demographic backgrounds at the ITOCHU Corporation and ITOCHU International. In the years since her promotion, she has represented her company across the world…

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[ONLINE EVENT] Japan-America Society of Indiana – A Conversation with Lilly Leaders Japan: A Benchmark for Global Operations

Monday, October 19, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Japan-America Society of Indiana is pleased to present the inaugural program in the ACCJ/NAJAS Business Speaker Series, a collaboration with the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan and the National Association of Japan-America Societies. The series highlights the Japan-based businesses of global corporations, focusing on business strategies in Japan, successes and challenges, and current perspectives from Japan. This special program will feature a conversation with Simone Thomsen, President of Lilly Japan, live from Kobe; and Patrik Jonsson, Senior Vice…

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[ONLINE EVENT] Japan Society – The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election: How Will It Affect U.S.-Japan Relations?

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 8:00 am - 9:30 am
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The 2020 U.S. presidential election is right around the corner, with Joe Biden as the Democratic nominee facing the incumbent president, Donald Trump, in November. In this webinar, a panel of experts from Japan and the United States zero in on the emerging themes of the presidential election, discussing the possible outcome and its impact on businesses and U.S.-Japan relations.

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[ONLINE EVENT] SMU Tower Center – The Business Reinvention of Japan

Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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    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 Public Policy and International Studies. How have Japan’s leading companies reacted to the rise of China, and the need to compete differently in a globalized economy? As they lost their competitive advantage in consumer end products, many Japanese corporates have quietly repositioned to supply critical input components and advanced materials to various industries. Even…

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November 2020

[ONLINE EVENT] Japan America Society of Southern California – 7th Annual Women’s Leadership Counts Conference: Activating Your Kaizen Mindset

Thursday, November 5, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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From the Japanese words of “kai-” meaning change, and “-zen” meaning good, kaizen has been widely utilized in corporate settings for the past +70 years as a systematic approach towards on-going, business improvements. However, this simple concept can also be applied to leadership and our everyday lives, enabling us to achieve & view transformative change as the continuous process of gradual, incremental improvements.  Kaizen, therefore, is not just a tool and technique for obtaining successful results - it is a…

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