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Walk in US, Talk on Japan
October 15, 2015 @ 2:45 pm - 4:15 pmFree
“Walk in the US, Talk on Japan” program to be held at USM
Portland, ME — On October 15th, Portland will host five Japanese delegates sent by the Japanese government to enhance mutual understanding between Japan and the U.S. through a program titled “Walk in the US, Talk on Japan.”
The delegates to Portland are headed by former Japanese Ambassador to the U.S., Ichiro Fujisaki. Other delegates include a retired CEO of the New York branch of Tokyo Mitsubishi Bank and three young women, two working for Japanese companies and one a graduate student at the University of Tokyo.
The delegates will each make a brief presentation on aspects of the Japanese economy, society, politics or culture from a Japanese perspective. After the presentations the group will take questions and hold an open discussion. One topic of interest to participants in many cities has been the place of women in contemporary Japanese society. Portland is one of several American cities to host this event, with previous programs held in Austin, Sacramento, Memphis, St. Paul, and Cambridge.
The program is hosted by the Friends of Aomori and will be held on Thursday, October 15th from 2:45 to 4:15 in Luther Bonney Hall on the University of Southern Maine Portland Campus. The program is open to the public and admission is free.
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