Building & Bridging (Part II): Building Relationships into the Future

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Friday February 12

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3:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

Japanese corporations and Japanese American communities have a long and complex history that weaves together stories of immigration, industrial expansion, and the building of neighborhoods, businesses, and banks. With a focus on Los Angeles, this two part program brings together speakers that represent a broad spectrum of Japanese corporations in the U.S. and Japanese American communities to discuss the past, present, and future relationships of these two groups.


This second part will highlight how both Japanese corporations and Japanese American communities can continue to cultivate these relationships to move towards a stronger and vibrant future for all.


Featured Speakers:
Paul Yonamine, Executive Chairman, Central Pacific Bank; Chairman & CEO, Central Pacific Financial Corporation; Chair, USJC Board of Directors
Tracey Doi, Chief Financial Officer, GVP, Toyota Motor North America; Board Member, JANM
Yuichi Mitsumori, Head of Japanese Corporate Banking (West), MUFG Union Bank, N.A., Head of los Angeles Branch, MUFG Bank; President, JBA; Board Member, JANM



Yuko Kaifu, President, Japan House (Los Angeles)


This program will be in English with simultaneous translation into Japanese. 


Building and Bridging is co-presented by The Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles & Japan Business Association of Southern California