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.
From 2014 to 2019, this program was known as the Japan Update Symposium. It 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 will be known as the Japan Currents Symposium, also 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.
February 13, 2020
The Business and Diplomacy of Baseball in U.S.-Japan Relations
Abassador Ryozo Kato, Former Ambassador from Japan to the U.S., former Commissioner of Nippon Professional Baseball
Dale Petroskey. President and CEO at Dallas Regional Chamber, former President of National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Ambassador J. Thomas Schieffer, Former Ambassador from the U.S. to Japan, former President of the Texas Rangers Baseball Club