2015 Japan-Midwest U.S. Association Conference

September 13-15, 2015

Imperial Hotel, Tokyo

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

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

Sunday, September 13th
9:00 am - 10:00 amMWJA Board of Directors Metting

9:00 am - 4:30 pmU.S. Secretariat – Registration for U.S. Delegates
(Nishiki Room, 3rd fl)
AfternoonSunday sightseeing programs:
Tokyo Bay Cruise with lunch or Grand Sumo Tournament
(Dress attire for tours is casual. Following Sumo Tournament, participants will go directly to Welcome Reception.)

VIP Meetings & Welcome Reception - Hotel Okura: (B2F / South Wing)
4:15 pm - 4:30 pmChairman’s Meeting - Botan Room
4:30 pm - 5:45 pmJoint Executive Meeting - Garnet Room
6:00 pm - 8:45 pmWelcome Reception (all delegates) – Ascott Hall

Monday, September 14th
Plenary Sessions & Conference Exhibit on 2nd floor of Imperial Hotel
8:00 am - 9:00 amConference 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 amOpening Ceremony: (Peacock East Ballroom, 2nd fl)
(United States and Japanese Anthems)

Opening Remarks:
Yuzaburo Mogi, Japan Conference Chairman
Honorary CEO and Chairman of the Board, Kikkoman Corporation

[speaker 18], U.S. Honorary Conference Chairman Partner, Winston & Strawn

Welcome Remarks:
Hon. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan

Guest Speeches:
Gov. Shuichi Abe, Nagano Prefecture

[speaker 12], State of Michigan

Gov. Hitoshi Goto, Yamanashi Prefecture

Gov. [speaker 13], State of Iowa

Gov. Taizo Mikazuki, Shiga Prefecture

Gov. [speaker 10], State of Indiana

Gov. Kensaku Morita, Chiba Prefecture

Gov. [speaker 11], State of Nebraska

Gov. Kiyoshi Ueda, Saitama Prefecture
11:25 am - 11:40 amCoffee Break (Peacock East Foyer)
11:40 am - 12:10 amKeynote Addresses:
Hon. Yoichi Miyazawa, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry

H.E. [speaker 19], U.S. Ambassador to Japan
12:15 am - 1:30 pmLuncheon Program with Luncheon speaker: (Fuji Room, 3rd fl)
H.E. Ichiro Fujisaki, Former Japanese Ambassador to the United States
President, America-Japan Society Inc.
1:45 pm - 3:15 pmPlenary Session I: Keynote Addresses & Executive Panel Discussion:
“Business Relationships for Success”

Keynote Presenter:
Yoshimitsu Kobayashi, Chairman, KEIZAI DOYUKAI/Member of the Board
Chairman, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation

Shigeo Ohyagi, Chairman of the Board, Teijin Limited

Kentaro Ohyama, Chairman, Iris Group

Jake Cefolia, Vice President, Atlantic & Pacific Sales, United Airlines

Lorraine Reategui, Managing Director, Foreign Multinational Corporations, JP Morgan

Yoji Ohashi, Senior Advisor to the Board, ANA Holdings, Inc.

Former Vice Chairman, Japan Business Federation (KEIDANREN)

Q & A Session
3:15 pm - 3:30 pmCoffee Break (Peacock East Foyer)
3:30 pm - 5:00 pmPlenary Session II: Executive Panel Discussion (Peacock East Ballroom, 2nd fl)
“Cutting-edge Technologies Driving Growth”

Koki Konishi, Managing Officer, Toyota Motor Corporation

Kaoru Yano, Chairman of the Board, NEC Corporation

David Smith, Vice President, Market Development, St. Jude Medical Japan Co., Ltd.

[speaker 15], Dean of the School of Engineering, The Ohio State University

Dr. [speaker 14], Ph.D., President & CEO, Battelle-Japan

Q & A Session
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmGala 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 - 9:00 amCoffee/tea service (Peacock East Foyer)
9:00 am-10:30 amPlenary Session III: Executive Panel Discussion (Peacock East Ballroom, 2nd fl)
“Expanding Trade and Investment in a Global Economy”
Takeo Inokuchi, Senior Advisor, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd.

Kazuo Ohmori, Chairman, Sumitomo Corporation

[speaker 16], President, Eli Lilly Japan

[speaker 21], Vice President & Managing Director, Asia Pacific Region, UL Asia Pacific

Hiroyuki Ishige, Chairman, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

Q & A Session
10:30am - 10:50 amCoffee Break (Peacock East Foyer)
10:50 am - 11:45 pmClosing Ceremony:
Adoption of Joint Statement
Joint Statement: Chairman Mogi

Lt. Governor [speaker 9], State of Wisconsin

Hon. Mitsushiro Wada, Consul General, Consulate General of Japan in Detroit

Hon. Toshiyuki Iwado, Consul General, Consul General of Japan in Chicago

2016 Missouri Host State Presentation:
[speaker 17], Director, Missouri Department of Economic Development
Closing Remarks:
[speaker 18], U.S. Honorary Conference Chairman, Partner, Winston & Strawn

Yuzaburo Mogi, Japan Conference Chairman

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