2012 / Japan’s UN ambassador to visit Los Angeles, Nov 30


Japan’s UN ambassador Kazuo Kodama will visit Los Angeles on Friday, Nov. 30, and will address world-changing events from the “Arab Spring” to the tragic deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Libya.

The luncheon event entitled “Challenges in Asia and the World: Democracy, Nationalism and Secularism” is presented by the Japan America Society of Southern California and the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.

Ambassador Kodama will share his insights from the unique platform of the United Nations.


20121008 Ambassador Kazuo Kodama

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan
to the United Nations

Friday, November 30, 2012

11:30am Registration

12:00pm Luncheon

InterContinental Los Angeles Century City
2151 Avenue of Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067


$56 Members

$66 Guests of Members

$81 General Admission

$560 Table of 10

Registration http://www.jas-socal.org/Default.aspx?pageId=824060&eventId=561835&EventViewMode=EventDetails

For more information, call (213) 627-6217, ext. 205 or email info@jas-socal.org

Ambassador Kodama believes world-changing events from the Arab Spring” to latest U.S. diplomat deaths in Libya require us to reconcile the need to respect religious beliefs while at the same time upholding freedom of speech and expression.

Ambassador Kodama will also shed some light on Japan’s escalating territorial issues with China and the Republic of Korea from the perspective of both nationalism and democracy.

This luncheon also serves as a “Welcome Back” event as Ambassador Kodama makes his first official visit to Los Angeles since his posting here as Consul General from 2006 to 2008.

Cooperating Organizations 

Consulate General of Japan

Asian American Symphony Association

Asia Society – Southern California

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center

Japanese American National Museum

Japan Society of San Diego & Tijuana

US-Japan Council

(Source: the Japan America Society of Southern California)