YOU ARE INVITED:
“Diversity in Leadership: The Journey of Asian American State Legislators in 2019”
―A Panel Discussion with U.S. State Legislators―
(Thursday, December 12, 2019)

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 2019 Asian American Leadership Delegation (AALD) program. The AALD program is co-organized by the U.S.-Japan Council and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, 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, which is moderated by Mrs. Nobuko Sasae, President of Nobuko Forum Japan, 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 experience in Japan.

Diversity in Leadership: The Journey of Asian American State Legislators in 2019
Dates & Time
Thursday, December 12, 2019, 16:00-17:30 (Door opens at 15:30)
Venue
2nd Floor Conference Room, the Nippon Foundation Bldg.
1-2-2 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
* Please be noted that the venue is not at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation Bldg.
Co-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 in 2019"

16:00

Opening

16:00-16:10

Welcome remarks by Ms. Junko Chano (Executive Director, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation) and Ms. Irene Hirano Inouye (President, U.S.-Japan Council)

16:10-17:05

≪Speakers≫
Representative Chris Chyung, Indiana House of Representatives
Representative Nima Kulkarni, Kentucky House of Representatives
Assemblywoman Rochelle Nguyen, Nevada State Assembly
Representative My-Linh Thai, Washington House of Representatives
Representative Kyle Yamashita, Hawaii House of Representatives
Representative Mike Yin, Wyoming House of Representatives

≪Moderator≫
Mrs. Nobuko Sasae, President, Nobuko Forum Japan

17:05-17:30

Q&A

17:30

Closing
Language
English/Japanese simultaneous interpretation will be provided.
Other
Admission is free, and advance registration is required.
Reservation
Should you wish to participate, please fill out the application form from this page by 5PM on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.
* Seating is limited and will be allocated on a first-come and first-served basis.
* Please kindly be noted that we do not offer parking.
Contact
Ms. Murata, Ms. Kono and Ms. Munakata,
Japan-U.S. Program, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Tel: 080-3691-8926 / Email: japan-us@spf.or.jp
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