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Japan Update Houston Conference 2018

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

JASH is pleased to present the Third Annual Japan Update Houston Conference, on Friday, January 26, 2018.

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 the opportunity to explore the significance of Japanese investment in Texas.

Over the last several years, Houston, Harris County and Texas have welcomed a large number of new Japanese companies and residents.  During this period, Japanese manufacturing confidence has been on the rise and Texas has witnessed substantial new Japanese investment in areas such as HVAC systems, electrical equipment, automobiles and the high-speed rail. 

One overlooked contributor to this growth has been financing provided by Japanese banks, particularly the Japan Bank of International Cooperation.

Join distinguished guests and industry leaders for an in-depth look at Japan's investment Texas.


  • Dr. Carlos Aguilar, CEO, Texas Central Partners

  • Mr. Norman Bafunno, Chief Competitiveness Officer, Toyota Motor North America

  • Mr. Takeshi Ebisu, President and CEO, Goodman Global Group, Inc.

  • Dr. Shinya Miyake, Regional Head for the Americas, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)

Click here to view speaker bios.


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

*includes lunch


$425 Member Table*
$525 General Public Table*

*includes lunch for 10


Earlier Event: December 25
Happy Holidays - JASH Office Closed
Later Event: February 10
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