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Asian American Leadership Delegation Symposium (supported by the SPF)
On Sept. 28, Panel Discussion "Diversity in Leadership: The Journey of Asian American State Legislators" (in KYOTO)
(September 28, 2015)

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The Asian American Leadership Delegation Program (supported by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, implemented by the U.S.-Japan Council) invites 6 distinguished state legislators of the United States to Japan in order to strengthen and deepen their understanding of Japan as well as the U.S.-Japan relationship. During their visit to Japan, they exchange opinions with policy makers, scholars, business leaders and leaders from civil society on various topics.

With its precious opportunity, the U.S. Japan Council hosts a panel discussion together with Ritsumeikan University.

Details of the event are as follows:

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The U.S.-Japan Council believes it is important to continue to diversify the composition of American leaders that are knowledgeable and connected to the U.S.-Japan relationship. Today, there is a growing number of Asian American elected officials who are influential representatives of their state districts and also active in their respective communities.

As part of the Asian American Leadership Delegation program—funded by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and implemented by the U.S.-Japan Council—the participants, who will be in Japan then, have been invited to Ritsumeikan University to speak at a panel discussion. The six Asian American state legislators from diverse backgrounds will discuss their varied political journeys from the perspective of leadership diversification. The panel will also provide the audience an opportunity to learn about the experience of Asian American politicians.

The Asian American Leadership Delegation is funded by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and implemented by the U.S.-Japan Council, in collaboration with the National Asian Pacific American Caucus of State Legislators and the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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Asian American Leadership Delegation Symposium (supported by the SPF)
On Sept. 28, Panel Discussion "Diversity in Leadership: The Journey of Asian American State Legislators" (in KYOTO)
Dates & Time
Monday, September 28, 2015 16:00~17:30 (Registration begins at 15:30)
Venue
Ritsumeikan University Kinugasa Campus, Conference Room, Soshikan Hall
56-1 Toji-in Kitamachi, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8577 Japan
Organizer
The U.S.-Japan Council & Ritsumeikan University
Program:

Panelists:

  • Hoon-Yung Hopgood, State Senator, Michigan State Legislature
  • Scott Kawasaki, State Representative, Alaska State Legislature
  • Mark Nakashima, State Representative, Hawaii State Legislature
  • Kesha Ram, State Representative, Vermont General Assembly
  • Kriselda Valderrama, State Delegate, Maryland General Assembly
  • Ervin Yen, State Senator, Oklahoma State Legislature

Moderator: Irene Hirano Inouye, President, U.S.-Japan Council

Opening Remarks: ToyoOmi Nagata, Chairperson of The Ritsumeikan Trust

Closing Remarks: Dr. Masato Ichikawa, Vice Chancellor, The Ritsumeikan Trust & Vice President, Ritsumeikan University

Language:
English; simultaneous interpretation in Japanese will be provided
Other
Admission is free. Registration is required
Reservation:
Should you wish to attend, please fill out the registration form(http://www.usjapancouncil.org/2015_aald_symposium).
* Seating and interpretation equipment are limited and will be allocated on a first come-first served basis.

* Regarding the venue and access to Ritsumeikan University
Daisuke Hanamura / Aya Sakamoto – Kinugasa International Center, Ritsumeikan Univ.: ruk@st.ritsumei.ac.jp


* Regarding registration, content of the symposium & speakers
Nobuaki Yasunaga – U.S. Japan Council: nyasunaga@usjapancouncil.org

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Contact
NOBUAKI YASUNAGA, Director of External Affairs, Tokyo Office、U.S.-Japan Council

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