9/13/15 - 9/15/15

2015 Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference

Imperial Hotel

Tokyo, Japan

2015 Japan-Midwest U.S. Association Conference

September 13 – 15, 2015

Imperial Hotel, Tokyo

"Japan-Midwest U.S.: Expanding our Relationships”


Janpanese Presenters From the Following Companies:

All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
Iris Group
Japan External Trade Organization
KEIZAI DOYUKAI
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation

Saturday, September 12th
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm U.S. Secretariat – Registration for U.S. Delegates.
(Nishiki Room, 3rd fl)
Sunday, September 13th
9:00 am - 10:00 am

MWJA Board of Directors Metting

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

U.S. Secretariat – Registration for U.S. Delegates (Nishiki Room, 3rd fl)

Afternoon

Sunday sightseeing programs:
(dress for tours is casual attire )
Tokyo Bay Cruise with lunch
Grand Sumo Tournament
Hotel Okura: (dress is business attire)

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Chairman’s Meeting: Gov. Thompson and Mr. Mogi

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Joint Executive Meeting (Chairs, Governors, Lt. Governor)

6:00 pm - 8:45 pm Welcome Reception (all delegates) – Ascott Hall
Monday, September 14th
Plenary Sessions & Conference Exhibit on 2nd floor of Imperial Hotel

8:00 am Conference Exhibit Opens – (Peacock East Foyer, 2nd fl)
(Coffee/tea service served in the Peacock East Foyer)

Spouse Tour: (morning until mid-afternoon)

9:00 am - 11:10 am

Opening Ceremony: (Peacock East Ballroom, 2nd fl)

Opening Remarks:
Yuzaburo Mogi, Japan Conference Chairman
Honorary CEO and Chairman of the Board, Kikkoman Corporation
Hon. James R. Thompson, U.S. Conference Chairman
Senior Chairman, Winston & Strawn

Welcome Remarks:
Hon. Kazuyuki Katayama, Consul General of Japan in Detroit

Guest Speeches:
Gov. Shuichi Abe,Nagano Prefecture (invited)
Gov. Rick Snyder, State of Michigan
Gov. Hitoshi Goto, Yamanashi Prefecture (invited)
Gov. Terry Branstad, State of Iowa
Gov. Taizo Mikazuki, Shiga Prefecture (invited)
Gov. Mike Pence, State of Indiana
Gov. Kensaku Morita, Chiba Prefecture (invited)
Gov. Pete Ricketts, State of Nebraska
Gov. Kiyoshi Ueda, Saitama Prefecture (invited)


11:10am - 11:30 am

Coffee Break (Peacock East Foyer)

11:30am - 12:00 am

Keynote Addresses:
Hon. Yoichi Miyazawa, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (invited)
Hon. Caroline Kennedy, US Ambassador to Japan (invited)

12:05 am - 1:15 pm

Luncheon Program with Luncheon speaker: (Fuji Room, 3rd fl)
Japanese business leader – to be advised

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Plenary Session I: Keynote Addresses & Executive Panel Discussion
“Business Relationships for Success”

Keynote Presenters:

Japanese corporate keynote – to be advised

Panelists:
Japanese panelist
Japanese panelist
US panelist
US panelist

Moderator:
Japanese moderator – to be advised
Q & A Session

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Coffee Break (Peacock East Foyer)

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm



Plenary Session II: Executive Panel Discussion
(Peacock East Ballroom, 2nd fl)
“Cutting-edge Technologies Driving Growth”

Panelists:
Japanese panelist
Japanese panelist
US panelist
US panelist

Moderator:
US Moderator – to be advised
Q & A Session

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Gala Dinner: (Fuji Room, 3rd fl),(dress is business attire)
Cocktail Reception
Formal Dinner and music performance

Tuesday, September 15th

Plenary Sessions & Conference Exhibit on 2nd floor of Imperial Hotel

8:00 am

Coffee/tea service (Peacock East Foyer)

9:00 am-10:30 am Plenary Session III: Executive Panel Discussion (Peacock East Ballroom, 2nd fl)
“Expanding trade and investment in a Global Economy”

Panelists:
Japanese panelist
Japanese panelist
US panelist
US panelist

Moderator:
Hiroyuki Ishige, Chairman, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Q & A Session

10:30am - 10:50am

Coffee Break(Peacock East Foyer)

10:50 am - 11:45 pm


Closing Ceremony: Adoption of Joint Statement
Joint Statement: Chairman Mogi

Speeches:
Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, State of Wisconsin
Hon. Toshiyuki Iwado, Consul General, Consul General of Japan in Chicago

2016 Missouri Host State Presentation:
Missouri representative

Closing Remarks:
Hon. James R. Thompson, U.S. Comference Chairman
Yuzaburo Mogi, Japan Conference Chairman
Gift Exchange

12:00 - 1:30 pm
Buffet Lunch (Fuji Room, 3rd fl)