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Japan Update Houston Conference 2017

  • Petroleum Club of Houston 1201 Louisiana Street Houston, TX, 77002 United States (map)

JASH is pleased to present Japan Update: The Future of Trade Relations Between the U.S. and Japan in the Wake of the 2016 U.S. Elections, on February 10, 2017. 

This conference, made possible with support from the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the National Association of Japan America Societies (NAJAS), will provide the Houston-Harris County community with information on the evolving United States-Japan trade relationship.

Over the last several years, Houston, Harris County and Texas have welcomed a large number of new Japanese companies and residents.  During this period, the Greater Houston area has witnessed substantial new Japanese investment in the areas of oil and gas exploration, construction and ownership of LNG facilities, air conditioning, electrical equipment, manufacturing, petrochemicals, environmental services, aerospace, medical technology and services, and process engineering.

Japan Update: The Future of Trade Relations Between the U.S. and Japan in the Wake of the 2016 U.S. Elections will feature experts from the U.S. and Japan commenting on the challenges, trends, and strategies shaping the U.S.-Japan alliance in the area of trade.


Dr. Mireya Solis, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Brookings Center for East Asia Policy Studies Phillip Knight Chair in Japan Studies

Prof. Yorizumi Watanabe, Professor of International Political Economy and Trade Policy at Keio University and former Deputy Director-General of Japan’s Economic Affairs Bureau

The Honorable Atsuyuki Oike, Deputy Chief of Mission, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotenitary of the Embassy of Japan in the United States of America

The Honorable J. Thomas Schieffer, former Ambassador of the United States to Japan

Mr. Bob Harvey, President and CEO of the Greater Houston Partnership

Mr. John A. Moseley, Senior Director of Trade Development of Port of Houston Authority

Click here for speaker bios.


$45 Individual Member Ticket*
$55 Individual General Public Ticket*

*includes lunch





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