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Panel Discussion co-organized by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the U.S.-Japan Council
10/5 “Diversity in Leadership: The Journey of Asian American State Legislators”
- Panel Discussion with U.S. State Legislators -
(Thursday, October 5, 2017)

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The Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the U.S.-Japan Council are pleased to host a panel discussion with six distinguished Asian American state legislators from diverse backgrounds who are participating in the 2017 Asian American Leadership Delegation (AALD) program. The AALD program is funded by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and implemented by the U.S.-Japan Council, with support from the National Asian Pacific American Caucus of State Legislators.

The AALD program gives selected state-elected Asian American officials the opportunity to visit Japan for one week to meet and exchange ideas with Japanese political, governmental, business and community leaders at both the national and local levels. It aims to enhance mutual understanding and network building between Japan and the United States.

During the panel discussion, which is moderated by renowned journalist Aiko Doden, delegates will talk about their respective political and personal journeys in the United States. Many of the delegates this year have followed non-traditional paths, choosing to become a politician after pursuing different careers. The audience will have the opportunity to learn about their personal choices, as well as the important role Asian American politicians play in their political arenas, especially in light of current events. The speakers will also reflect upon their week-long experience in Japan. Details are as follows:

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Ms Irene Hirano Inouye Irene Hirano Inouye
President
U.S.-Japan Council

【Panelists】

State Assembly Member Rob Bonta

State Assembly
Member
Rob Bonta
California State
Assembly

State Representative Aaron Ling Johanson State Representative
Aaron Ling
Johanson
Hawaii State
Legislature
State Delegate Clarence Lam State Delegate
Clarence Lam
Maryland
General
Assembly
State Representative Rady Mom State
Representative
Rady Mom
Massachusetts
State Legislature
State Senator Brian Shiozawa

State Senator
Brian
Shiozawa
Utah
State Senate

State Representative Monica Jurado Stonier

State
Representative
Monica Jurado
Stonier
Washington
State Legislature

【Moderator】

NHK Senior Commentator / NHK World Special Affairs Commentator Aiko Doden

Aiko Doden
NHK Senior Commentator /
NHK World Special Affairs Commentator

Panel Discussion co-organized by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the U.S.-Japan Council
10/5 “Diversity in Leadership: The Journey of Asian American State Legislators”
- Panel Discussion with U.S. State Legislators -
Dates & Time
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 16:00-17:30 (Registration begins at 15:30)
Venue
Sasakawa Peace Foundation, 11th Floor, International Conference Room
1-15-16 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo (MAP
Organizer
Co-organized by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the U.S.-Japan Council 
Program:
"Diversity in Leadership: The Journey of Asian American State Legislators"
- Panel Discussion with U.S. State Legislators

16:00

Opening

16:00-16:05

Welcome and Introduction
16:05-17:00

【Panelists】
State Assembly Member Rob Bonta-California State Assembly
State Representative Aaron Ling Johanson-Hawaii State Legislature
State Delegate Clarence Lam- Maryland General Assembly
State Representative Rady Mom-Massachusetts State Legislature
State Senator Brian Shiozawa-Utah State Senate
State Representative Monica Jurado Stonier-Washington State Legislature

【Moderator】
Ms. Aiko Doden-NHK Senior Commentator / NHK World Special Affairs Commentator

17:00-17:30 Q&A
17:30 Closing
Language:
English/Japanese with simultaneous interpretation
Other
Admission free. Registration required.
Reservation:
Should you wish to participate, please fill out the application form from this page by 17:00 on Wednesday October 4, 2017.

* Seating is limited and will be allocated on a first-come and first-served basis.
* Please kindly be noted that no parking is available at the building.

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Contact
Ms. Igarashi, Ms. Munakata and Ms. Kono
Japan-U.S. Program Department
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Tel: 03-5157-5141

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