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

Panelists:
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

Moderator:
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”

Panelists:
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

Moderator:
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”
Panelists:
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

Moderator:
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

Speeches:
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)