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Happy Hour: Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan

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Japan America Society of Colorado is proud to co-host our 2nd Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan event...

DATE: Thursday, November 30, 2017

TIME: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

LOCATION: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie (1200 17th Street, Suite 3000, Denver, CO 80202)

COST:  Free - Hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine will be served

The Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan program travels the world and highlights the attractiveness and appeal of Japan.  Panelists from Japan come from a diverse range of backgrounds.  Each will speak to the group and there will be time to network with these impressive panelists after the program over some delicious food and drinks! 

Panelists for 2017 are:
Ambassador Ken Shimanouchi - Ambassador Shimanouchi graduated from University of Tokyo and joined Japan's foreign ministry in 1971. He served in 9 overseas assignments spanning 21 years, including Consul-General of Japan in Miami.  He served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Spain and then to Brazil.  **Interesting fact:  Although a Japanese national, born in Japan, his family is Japanese-American.  His father moved to California with his parents in 1912 and attended college in Los Angeles before returning to Japan alone in the 1930s where he met and married his wife.  Amb. Shimanouchi has seen the destruction and human tragedy of war on both sides of the Pacific. He plans to share his views on the present Japan-U.S. relationship.

Lieutenant General Toshimichi Nagawa - Retired from Japan Air Self Defense Force service, served as Adviser for Machinery & Aerospace Division of Sojitz Corporation. Currently serves as President of nagawa Associates and is Senior Advisor to CISCO Systems.  Has a deep understanding of situational analysis, defense buildup, and operation command after 35 years in Japan Air Self Defense Force.  **Would like to share stories of his experience as a Lieutenant General in the Japan Air Self Defense Force.

Takashi Nishikawa - A University of Tokyo student studying American foreign policy and political history.  Mr. Nishikawa participated in an internship program sponsored by MOFA in 2016 working for the City of Hyattsville, Maryland for 2 months.  **He would like to share stories about the job search experience in Japan where the recruiting system for unviersity students is unique and how Japan's emplyment system affects Japanese Society.

Hitomi Wada - A resident of Okinawa, Ms. Wada owns her own vacation rental business called TOVILA Okinawa.  After graduating from Tamagawa University in Tokyo, she went to State University of New York where she majored in Tourism Management.  **She would like to share her discovery of the old-fashioned attitudes toward women in workplace in Japan.  She will share her experinece as a business owner, leader, and female role model in Japan.

Eri Ozaki - Ms. Ozaki was raised in Hokkaido and is married to a Major General of the Japan Air Self Defense Fource.  She has spent time livign in Colorado Springs, CO and McLean, Virginia.  While in the United States, she served in a public affairs capacity as the wife of a Defense Attache posted to the Japanese Embassy in Washington D.C. **She would like to share stories of her experiences as wife of self defense officer in Japan and in the United States.

This program is co-organized by the Japan America Society of Colorado (JASC) and Consulate-General of Japan in Denver (supported by the Government of Japan).

Space is limited and reservations were taken on a first come, first served basis.  

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Earlier Event: November 18
All Things Japanese Sale
Later Event: December 2
Nengajo making event