Keidanren Mission to the United States and Canada
Last summer in 2015, Keidanren sent a large mission to the United States consisting of over 100 company leaders and executives to Washington, DC and 14 cities in 10 states, and reaffirmed the importance of Japan-US relations and the scale of Japanese companies’ contribution to the US economy. This year, as a follow-up to last (…)
Mr. Nakanishi’s Commentary
Mr. Hiroaki Nakanishi, Keidanren Vice Chair and President & CEO of Hitachi Ltd. wrote about his personal experiences in the United States and the need for Japanese businesses to recognize such factors as the size and diversity of the U.S. in their interaction.
Mr. Greg Kimura’s Commentary
Mr. Greg Kimura, President & CEO of the Japanese American National Museum, wrote an article for the Monthly Keidanren in which he described the history of Japanese Americans in the U.S., and the Museum’s efforts at educating them about Japan.
Representative Castro’s Commentary
Representative Joaquin Castro wrote an article for the Monthly Keidanren in which he discussed his role as founding co-chairman of the Congressional U.S.-Japan Caucus, U.S.-Japan economic ties, and his interaction with Keidanren during his August visit to Japan.
Ambassador Kennedy’s Commentary
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy wrote an article for the Monthly Keidanren in which she expressed her views on the U.S.-Japan relationship and Keidanren’s role, including comments on the reopening of Keidanren USA.
Report on the Keidanren Mission to the United States
Keidanren dispatched high-level mission to the United States from June 28 to July 3. The mission included three groups made up of about one hundred CEOs and senior executives of leading member companies. This was the first time for Keidanren to dispatch such a high-level as well as large-sized delegation to the United States.