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Energy, Natural Resources & U.S. - Japan Relations

  • History Colorado Center 1200 Broadway Denver, CO, 80203 United States (map)

2018 JASC Spring Luncheon

Energy, Natural Resources, &

U.S.- Japan - Colorado  Relations

RSVP by Wednesday, April 25 at noon.

Please be sure to join us for this comprehensive update on U.S.- Colorado - Japan Relations and important topics of the day.  Register your table or seat below!

Networking time will be built into the program so our guests have some time to meet our speakers!

History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver

(Parking in the Cultural Center Garage or on street)





Keynote Address by Mr. Hiroyuki "Bob" Takai - Mr. Takai has served as President & CEO of Sumitomo Corporation Global Research Co., Ltd. and is recognized as one of the most  proficient speakers in the area of energy, liquid natural gas, and commodities trading. He  as recently appointed to the Washington DC office of Sumitomo Corporation of Americas.


Senator Cory Gardner is a fifth-generation Coloradan and began serving in the U.S.  Congress in 2011. In the Senate, Cory Gardner serves as a member of the Senate Energy  & Natural Resource Committee, Chairman of the Energy Subcommittee, and Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific and International Cybersecurity Policy.

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Jacob Schlesinger has split the past quarter century between Washington and Tokyo for the Wall Street Journal covering politics, diplomacy, and economic policy. He has also worked as Tokyo bureau chief and deputy Washington bureau chief. Jacob is the author of “Shadow Shoguns: The Rise and Fall of Japan’s Postwar Political Machine”.

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Mr. Aburaki has worked together with the National Association of Japan-America Societies to provide unique business content and information about U.S.-Japan relations to a broad audience across the United States. He served as Keidanren Representative in the US and a Fellow at Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS) in Washington DC.



Tickets are SOLD OUT.  Please call JASC office if you would like to be on our waitlist.  303-592-5364

Individual JASC members - $50

Individual General Public - $65


Earlier Event: April 21
JASC Kaiwa Club
Later Event: May 5
JASC Kaiwa Club