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Public Symposium
“Is the Image of Japan Changing? - Perspectives of Japanese Americans in Media -”

This U.S.-Japan Symposium is the third co-hosted by The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) and the Japanese American National Museum. Following the keynote Speeches of The Honorable Daniel K. Inouye, U.S. Senator and Mr. Yasuchika Hasegawa, Chairman of Committee on U.S. Affairs, Nippon Keidanren, three influential Japanese American panelists in the field of U.S. media and movie industry will give insights on the images of Japan and how it is changing. Furthermore, with the participation of the audience, discussions will be carried out to promote further mutual understanding between Japan and U.S. and to build a stronger bilateral relationship through the media.
We look forward to having many participants in this symposium.


Date:

October 11th (Thursday) 2007, 2.00pm-4.30pm (Reception commences at 1.30pm)

Venue: Keidanren Hall (Keidanren Kaikan 14th Floor 1-9-4 Ootemachi Chiyodaku Tokyo) Access
Registration required by October 9th as seats are limited.
Free admission/ Japanese-English translation provided.
Co-sponsored by:

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
Japanese American National Museum

Supported by:

Nippon Keidanren

Program:

【Keynote Speeches】 
“Overview of U.S. - Japan Relationships in Recent Years”
Hon. Daniel K. Inouye - U.S. Senator, Chair, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
Mr. Yasuchika Hasegawa - Chairman, Committee on U.S. Affairs, Nippon Keidanren (President, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Limited)
【Panel Discussion】
“Is the Image of Japan Changing? - Perspectives of Japanese Americans in Media - ”
<Panelists>
Ms. Sachi Koto (President, Sachi Koto Communications, Inc./ Former CNN Anchor)
Mr. Frank Buckley (KTLA News Anchor/ Former CNN National Correspondent)
Ms. Iris Yamashita (Screenwriter of “Letters from Iwo Jima”)
<Moderator>
Mr. Sadaaki Numata (Executive Director, Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership)

Photo of Sachi Koto Photo of Frank Buckley Photo of Iris Yamashita
Ms. Sachi Koto Mr. Frank Buckley Ms. Iris Yamashita

Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 9, 2007, via fax (03-5369-6042 ) with your name, affiliation and fax number/e-mail address.  Seating is limited.  Confirmations will be issued in the order requests are received.
Fax Application Form (PDF:143KB)

Contact: Mr.Nishimatsu), Ms.Takita, Intellectual Exchange Division, The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
 Tel: 03-5369-6072     Fax: 03-5369-6042
E-mail: CGPsympo@jpf.go.jp
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