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Japan Update: Business Opportunities for 2014 and Beyond

  • Friday, October 18, 2013
  • 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004


  • $45 will be collected by JBA
  • JASSW and JBA members. This includes anyone employed by a member company. Member companies may be found on
  • General public.
  • Limited number of student admissions are available. Please present current student ID upon entry.
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JASSW/JBA/UW Business Roundtable Series

Japan Update:  Business Opportunities for 2014 and Beyond





An update on the state of US Japan relations and its implications for the economic, business, and trade relationships within Washington State.

Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has made the country's economic revival his top priority and has been implementing a mix of monetary, fiscal and economic growth strategies. 


Keynote speakers:

Koichi Hamada 浜田 宏一

Tuntex Professor Emeritus of Economics, Yale University 


Economic Advisor to Prime Minister Abe
Professor Koichi Hamada, the main architect of Abenomics, will outline the principles and impacts on economic growth, exchange rates, the country's trade policies and structural reform. 







Ambassador Robert M. Orr

U.S. Executive Director, Asian Development Bank

Former President, Boeing Japan


Ambassador Orr will discuss the Asian Development Bank role with the U.S. and Japan relationship.  His experience in Japan as President of Boeing Japan and other executive positions should provide unique insights.








Marc Knapper

Director, Office of Japanese Affairs

U.S. Department of State

Marc Knapper will provide an update on U.S.-Japan relations. Marc is a rising star and immensely well respected by top Japanese opinion leaders as well as leaders here at home.




 Leadership Panel:  Business Collaboration



  Ryo Kubota

  Chairman, President & CEO, Acucela Inc.







Tom Robertson

 Vice President and Deputy General Counsel 

 Microsoft Corporation







Dr. Joseph A. Massey

Chairman, Global Reach (US) Inc.

Former Assistant U.S. Trade Represetative for Japan and China Professor Emeritus of International Business, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth


Mark Calhoon
Senior Managing Director for the Business Services Division,  Washington State Department of Commerce

Herman Uscategui

Director, Strategic Alliance- International Business Development at Starbucks Coffee Company



    Dr. Marie Anchordoguy

    Professor and Chair, Japan Studies Program,

     University of Washington






1:00-5:00 pm Seminar

5:00-7:00 pm Reception



There will be extremely limited onsite parking at City hall.  Please check other area parking map.

 Other Area Parking Map.pdf













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