U.S.-Japan Council to Host First Bilateral Boardroom

Bilateral Boardroom: Leadership Through Crisis, Lessons Learned

Wednesday, September 16 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Online Webinar

Suggested Donation: $100

The first edition of the U.S.-Japan Council’s Bilateral Boardroom convenes key decision-makers from business, government, and the civil sector in the United States and Japan for critical conversations around the theme of Leadership Through Crisis, Lessons Learned. This program examines leadership and critical lessons from prior crises, analyzes the impact of the current coronavirus pandemic from a social and economic perspective, and sets the agenda for the future of the U.S.-Japan relationship.

The program will include a tribute from Defense Minister Taro Kono to USJC’s Founding President, the late Irene Hirano Inouye, who, together with other Japanese American leaders, founded USJC; a fireside chat on crisis leadership; insight videos from industry and community leaders; and additional content to be announced.

U.S.-Japan Council’s Bilateral Boardroom features standout speakers, including Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan; Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Taro Kono, Minister of Defense, Government of Japan; Kathy Matsui, Vice Chair and Chief Strategist, Goldman Sachs (Japan); and Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation.

Scheduled Speakers

Shinzo Abe
Prime Minister of Japan

Suzanne Basalla
President & CEO, U.S.-Japan Council

Phyllis Campbell
Chair, Pacific Northwest Region, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Jamie Dimon
Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Tracey Doi
CFO and Group Vice President, Toyota Motor North America

Nobuyuki Hirano
Chairman, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.

Fred Katayama
Content Producer / Anchor, Reuters News Agency

Tomoko Kizawa
Partner, Deloitte LLP

Taro Kono
Minister of Defense, Government of Japan

Kathy Matsui
Vice Chair and Chief Strategist, Goldman Sachs (Japan)

Tsuyoshi Nagano
Chairman of the Board, Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.

Julia Nesheiwat, Ph.D.
Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security & Resilience, National Security Council | White House

Takeshi Niinami
CEO, Suntory Holdings Limited

Darren Walker
President, Ford Foundation

Christophe Weber
President and CEO, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd.

Paul Yonamine
Executive Chairman, Central Pacific Bank

This event takes the place of USJC’s Annual Conference, which is cancelled due to the pandemic.

You do not have to be a member of USJC to attend this event, but you do have to register. To register, please click here to go to USJC’s website. Organizers will send registrants the link to join prior to the event date. Urban Connections will provide simultaneous interpretation. Follow USJC for updates.

Disclosure: The author is a member of the U.S.-Japan Council and is active in the New York Region. Our organization develops and connects global leaders to create a stronger U.S.-Japan relationship, and our members believe people-to-people relationships are a powerful way to bring together leaders in the U.S. and Japan to address and create solutions to mutual concerns.