Asian Society Conference / Japan Rising, Nov 10

Japan Rising:
The Future of the World’s Third Largest Economic Power
Presented by Asia Society Southern California
in partnership with the Consulate-General of Japan in Los Angeles

WHAT: A full-day conference focusing on Japan eight months after the devastating earthquake and tsunami. The event highlights will include panel discussions focusing on the economic and political future of the country, and Japan’s global influence in the areas of innovation, energy, technology, fashion, film, food and popular culture.

WHO: Prominent regional and international speakers, including:
Thomas E. McLain, Chairman, Asia Society Southern California
Thomas Iino, Chairman, U.S.-Japan Council
Tracey Doi, Group VP and Chief Financial Officer, Toyota Motor Sales
Glen S. Fukushima, Chairman and Director, Airbus Japan
Erwin Furukawa, SVP of Customer Service, Southern California Edison
Akihiro Kubo, President and CEO, WeberShandwick Japan
Cathy Berg, Regional VP, American Airlines

WHEN: Thursday, November 10, 2011
7:30 a.m. – Registration
8:45 a.m. – Panel Discussions
5:15 p.m. – Reception

WHERE: The California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Donald P. Loker Conference Center, Los Angeles. Tel. (323) 724-3623.

COST: $75 Early Bird Special/Asian Society Members (prior to Oct. 20); $95 General Admission; $25 Students. Online registration available at:

Japanomics: The Future of the World’s Third Largest Economic Power
Tech Talk: The Japan Factor in Global Innovation
Japan’s Influence on Food, Fashion, Film and Fusion
POV Japan: Today’s Energy Solutions
The Political Landscape: What’s Arising in Japan?
That was Then; This is Now—The Past and Future of Japan’s Communications
Forward Japan: Partnership and Collaboration
Japan Rediscovered: Cool Japan

CONTACT: Bill Imada, IW Group, (310) 289-5500, ext. 588;