March 23, 2018

US-Japan Update Symposium

U.S. – Japan Relations:

Learn about recent developments in U.S. Japan relations- and how they affect Kentucky

This Symposium will deepen the essential economic investment partnership between Japan and the U.S. To further that aim, the seminar will advocate the creation of new business through bidirectional investment, strengthening cooperative work between Japan and U.S. companies, as well as business expansion in other countries.


Omni Hotels & Resorts 

211 W Muhammad Ali Blvd                

Louisville, Kentucky 40202 

Cost: Free

 Registration Required

Speakers Include:

  Secretary Terry Gill


   Economic Development of Kentucky


  Masaaki Maeda

  Strategic Advisor


  Hirotoshi Tanaka


  JETRO New York

  Isamu Wakamatsu

  Executive Director

  JETRO New York 

  Taisuke Higuchi

  Representative in US for

  Kanagawa Prefecture, JAPAN


  Shigeru Furuichi


  Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry


   Doug Bowling

   Chief Operating


   Hitachi Automotive USA

   Michael Rodenberg

   Senior Operating Officer 

   Murakami Corporation Japan 


   Murakami Manufacturing North America


  Dr. Robert Brown


  Japan America Society of Kentucky


  U.S Department of Commerce District Export Council for      Kentucky


2:00pm – 2:30pm               Registration & Networking

2:30pm – 2:40pm               Open Remarks from JETRO New York

2:40pm – 3:00pm               Secretary Terry Gill and Executive Officer Vivek Sarin Economic        Development of Kentucky

3:00pm – 3:10pm               Remarks from Consulate General of Japan in Nashville

3:00pm – 3:35pm              “Recent Investment Trends between Japanese and the U.S.”

  JETRO New York

3:35pm – 3:45pm              Coffee Break

3:45pm – 4:15pm              Invest in the U.S. : Manufacturing investment, R&D investment by Japanese companies in KY

4:15pm – 4:35pm              Invest in Japan: “Japan as the gateway to Asia, R&D and Export Base”

4:35pm – 4:45pm              Closing Remarks: Dr. Robert Brown - Japan America Society of Kentucky          

5:00pm – 7:00pm              Networking Reception – BeamSuntory/4th Street Live

*Tentative Schedule

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