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Japan Currents: Empowering Women in Japan and the USA

  • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Washington Athletic Club, 1325 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101


  • Individual plated luncheon admission for non-members. (If you are an employee of a corporate member, you may apply for member admission.)
  • Corporate and Individual Member Admission includes plated luncheon
  • Includes 4 complimentary admissions, logo recognition on the website, program, and materials.
  • Includes 2 complimentary admissions, recognition on the website and the program.
  • Includes 1 complimentary admission, logo recognition on the website, program, and materials.

Registration is now closed, thank you to everyone who is registered!

Empowering Women in Japan and the USA

    Japan Currents Series

February 25, 2020 / Washington Athletic Club 
11:30 AM Registration & Networking / 12:00 -1:30 PM Luncheon & Discussion

The promotion of the role of women is a significant policy priority for both the U.S. and Japan. Both countries are committed to furthering gender equality in the workplace and women's full participation in our societies by working together in various platforms. Join our speakers for lunch and a very important discussion on how we can empower women in the workforce. 

International Women's Day is March 8! Help us add to the conversation that is celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women while looking at how we might make our parts of the world more equitable. 

New and Renewing Members:

Sign up or renew a 2020 individual regular membership ($60) or greater before February 20th and attend this event at no additional cost and attend JASSW events at member prices for a year. Email Carolyn Peterson at to sign up for this event.

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Aiko Doden is NHK Senior Commentator on International Affairs, and Senior Producer for “NEWSROOM Tokyo” on NHK World TV. She has expertise in reporting on a wide range of global issues from hard security to human security. As commentator she covers SE Asia with a focus on Myanmar and Thailand, US Japan relations and Japan’s Foreign Policy.

Courtney Gregoire serves as GM, Chief Digital Safety Officer for Microsoft Corporation. She previously served as Legislative Director and Chief Counsel for U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell.  Courtney served as elected Commissioner for Port of Seattle for over 6 years. 

Lori Matsukawa anchored King 5 News for over 30 years. During her time at King 5, she received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Asian American Journalists Association (2005), and was inducted into the University of Washington Communication Department’s Alumni Hall of Fame (2012). 

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