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Going Global: A New Era in Japanese Business Strategy & Growth

This event has sold out. Please call JASC at 303-592-5364 to confirm availability.



11:30AM - 1:30PM - includes audience Q & A

Grand Ballroom at Brown Palace Hotel

Cost: $55/JASC members; $65/general public; $35/students with valid I.D.


$750 / Corporate table for 8; Company name and logo on table; Logo and ad projected during event; Logo and full page ad placed in program; Front of room table placement in ballroom

$375 / Corporate half-table for 4; Company name and logo on table; Logo projected during event; half-page ad in program; Prominent seating in ballroom

This program will provide

* valuable information on current economic trends in Japan, particularly in response to the current political climate

* a glimpse into one of the world's top telecom companies - and one of Japan's largest companies - to learn about how they operate
* update on Colorado's presence in and appreciation of Japan as a vital trading partner after his recent visit there in October 2015

Whether your company is a Japanese company located in Colorado, or a Colorado company with relationships in Japan, this program will be an excellent opportunity for you to network and learn

Featured Speakers:

Governor John Hickenlooper

Governor of the State of Colorado

John Hickenlooper is a former geologist and entrepreneur who champions innovation, collaboration and efficiency. When he was inaugurated Governor of Colorado in 2011, having run on his history of collaboration for community good, he became the first Denver mayor to be elected governor in 150 years. He also became the first geologist to become a governor in the history of the nation, and the first brewer since Sam Adams in 1792. Again he has recruited talent from all quarters, and is redefining the relationship between a state government and its business and civic communities. 
Since taking office in 2011, the Governor and his team have endeavored to make Colorado the most pro-business state, with the highest environmental and ethical standards.
He is a great believer that governors, far more than Congress, can revive American democracy.

Ambassador Rust Deming

Adjunct Professor, Japan Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies 

Ambassador Rust M. Deming retired from the Department of State in 2004 following a 38 year career. In 2010, he was asked to return to the State Department as a Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs.  From March to September 2011, he served as Director of the Office of Japanese Affairs, in which capacity he helped coordinate the U.S. response to the 3/11 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Japan.  Mr. Deming served as American Ambassador to Tunisia from January 2001 until September 2003.  Ambassador Deming spent much of his career dealing with Japanese affairs, having served in Japan as Charge d’Affaires and as Deputy Chief of Mission under Ambassador Walter Mondale.  He has also served as Minister Counselor for Political Affairs at the American Embassy in Tokyo.  Ambassador Deming completed his BA at Rollins College and his MA in East Asian Studies from Stanford University.  He is also a 1986 graduate of the National War College.  His foreign languages are Japanese and French.

Mr. Kazuhiro Gomi

President and CEO of NTT America, Ltd.

Kazuhiro Gomi is a member of the Board of Directors for NTT Communications Corporation and leads NTT America as its President and CEO.  NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation) is a Tokyo based Telecommunications company with worldwide revenue exceeding US$100B.  In his role as CEO, Mr. Gomi is responsible for the direction and leadership of the organization’s mission, strategy, annual goals and objectives, as well as for fostering a culture of success.  Mr. Gomi is well-known in the telecommunications industry and highly sought after for comment by the business press, as well as for high-level speaking engagements on global business trends and developments.  Mr. Gomi was also named to the Global Telecoms Business Power 100, a list of the 100 most influential people in the telecom industry.  Mr. Gomi received a MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and also a MS in Electrical Engineering from Keio University, Tokyo.








Earlier Event: February 6
Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy) Workshop
Later Event: February 12
Colorado Anime Fest