for Japan and the United States”
Yoshio Ishizaka, Former President of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., and
UW Law Professor Anita Ramasastry
Despite nearly 2.5 million foreign residents, Japan does not have a comprehensive policy or philosophy for the acceptance of foreigners. At its current trajectory, Japan will become more and more reliant on immigrants to maintain its domestic economy. Immigrants built the USA, but the new governing administration champions a change in policy towards immigration. We all understand the world is changing quickly. What is the principle of foreigner acceptance?
Who will be speaking?
Mr. Yoshio Ishizaka
Professor Anita Ramasastry, University of Washington
The Japan Update Series (JUS) started in 2014 with a business roundtable event featuring three eminent figures in U.S.-Japan relations -- Koichi Hamada, Professor Emeritus at Yale University, Robert M. Orr, former President of Boeing Japan, and Marc Knapper, former Director of the Office of Japanese Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. First sponsored by our longtime corporate member, Delta Air Lines, JUS demonstrates the quality of our mission, connections to some of the top sectors of the U.S.-Japan alliance, and drive to bridge members to the best knowledge and network base.
This month's JUS event is generously sponsored by a grant from the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the National Association of Japan-America Societies.