[Event] Japan Update: A Look at the New Japan-Houston Dynamic - Houston, TX

Feb 04, 2016



Join the Japan External Trade Organization for an in-depth look at the new dynamic between Japan and Houston with our one-day Japan Update 2016 Conference. This event features several speakers on the subjects of trade, investment, and energy. Speakers include:


Admiral Dennis Blair (Keynote Speaker)

Chairman of the Board & CEO of Sasakwa USA

/ Former Direct of U.S. National Intelligence

/ Former Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Command


Marc Watts

President, The Friedkin Group, Inc.


George Avdey

President, Kuraray America, Inc.


Ambassador Thomas Schieffer

Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan


Michelle Foss

Chief Energy Economist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Univeristy of Texas at Austin


Tadashi Ishizuka

Chief Operating Office, Mitsui & Co. LNG Investment USA, Inc. 


This event is presented by the Japan America Society of Houston, sponsored by the National Association of Japan-America Societies and The Sasakawa Peace Foundation, and supported by the Consulate-General of Japan in Houston, the Japan Business Association of Houston, and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). For more information, please visit jas-hou.org or call (713) 963-0121.


Event Details:

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

8:30 a.m.   | Breakfast

9:30 a.m.   | Keynote Address

10:00 a.m. | Trade & Investment Panel

11:15 a.m. | Energy Panel



Petroleum Club

1201 Louisiana St.

Houston, TX 77002


 Register Here:


$45 JASH Members (includes breakfast)

$55 General Public (includes breakfast)