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Capitol Hill Welcome Reception in Honor of Japanese Leaders

May 1, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

On May 1, 2013, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA co-hosted a reception on Capitol Hill for visiting Japanese leaders. The co-presenters included: the Japan Center for International Exchange, U.S.-Japan Council, Japan-United States Friendship Commission, U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress, US CULCON, U.S.-Japan-South Korea Legislative Exchange Program at George Washington University, and U.S.-Japan Research Institute.

Distinguished Guests:

•  Dr. Gerald Curtis, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
•  Hon. Norman Mineta, Vice Chairman, Hill & Knowlton; former US Secretary of Transportation
•  Hon. Takeo Kawamura, Member, House of Representatives; former Chief Cabinet Secretary
•  Hon. Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Japan in the United States
•  Hon. Yasushi Adachi, Member, House of Representatives*
•  Hon. Takeo Kawamura, Member, House of Representatives; former Chief Cabinet Secretary
•  Hon. Seiji Kihara, Member, House of Representatives*
•  Hon. Takao Ochi, Member, House of Representatives*
•  Dr. Yuichi Hosoya, Professor, Keio University
•  Dr. Satoru Mori, Professor, Hosei University
•  Dr. Ryo Sahashi, Associate Professor, Kanagawa University; Research Fellow, JCIE
•  Dr. Harukata Takenaka, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

TOMODACHI NGO Leadership Program**

•  Ms. Akiko Kato, Assistant Program Manager, Overseas & Domestic Operations Division, AAR Japan
•  Ms. Mariko Kimura, Chief of Emergency Relief Unit, Shanti Volunteer Association
•  Mr. Toyoaki Komatsu, Domestic Program & Disaster Response Section Chief, Shapla Neer
•  Ms. Asako Haga, Coordinator, Task Force for Disaster Response, Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC)
•  Mr. Masahiro Horino, Board of Directors, International Volunteer Center of Yamagata
•  Mr. Sakae Saito, Chief, Program Unit, Peace Winds Japan
•  Ms. Yuko Shibata, Manager, Program Division, Japan Platform
•  Mr. Noriyuki Shiina, Secretary General, Japan Platform
•  Ms. Saori Suzuki, Manager, Capacity Development, Japan Platform
•  Mr. Kazuo Tsurumi, Executive Managing & National Director, Plan Japan; Vice Chair, JANIC

* Member of JCIE’s US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program/Political Leadership Study team
** Participants in the TOMODACHI NGO Leadership Program, sponsored by J.P. Morgan and
organized with Japan Platform, JANIC, and Mercy Corps


May 1, 2013
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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