Walk in the US, Talk on Japan

by Lynn Moyers on September 29, 2016

Join JASO as we host a special outreach program of the government of Japan, with five representatives from different backgrounds coming together to discuss elements of contemporary Japanese society.

Japanese Minister of Defense Toshimi Kitazawa, right, and Japanese Ambassador to the United States Ichiro Fujisaki, center, meet with Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, left, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., May 25, 2010. (DoD photo by R.D. Ward/Released)

Led by Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki, the Walk in the US, Talk on Japan program gives Americans of all ages a special insight into the hopes of Japan’s millennial generation, disaster recovery and volunteerism, how Japan has embraced energy conservation, what “Japan Cool” really means, and how Abenomics has influenced today’s young business entrepreneurs.

Attendees will listen to short presentations on each topic, and take part in a question and answer session. After the presentation, attendees can mix with each other and the team of presenters, while enjoying light refreshments.

This program is free of charge, but you must register to attend.

The event will be hosted at the Hilton downtown Portland at 921 SW 6th Ave, on the 23rd floor.

Hosted in collaboration with the Consular Office of Japan in Portland.


Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki, specialist in foreign and international affairs and diplomacy. He entered the Foreign Service in 1969 and has served in Jakarta, Paris, London and Geneva. He was the Japanese Ambassador to the US from 2008-12. He is currently President of the America-Japan Society in Japan.

Ayano Maria Horiguchi, volunteered through her work at UBS for Team Tohoku disaster recovery assistance

Kanako Katayama, worked in the fields of energy and the law, interested in Japan-US collaboration in new energy technologies

Erina Kimizu, marketing, sales and product development, interested in “Cool Japan”

Katsuya Yuzuki, experienced in many areas of business management, interested in Abenomics


5:45pm Registration opens
6:00pm Program starts
7:15pm Reception
8:00pm Conclusion

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Questions: info@jaso.org or (503) 552-8811

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