2013 Annual Dinner
Monday, June 3, 6:30 PM
Japan Society’s 2013 Annual Dinner was held on Monday, June 3 at the Hilton New York. Robert H. Benmosche, President and Chief Executive Officer of AIG, delivered the keynote speech. Taiko legend Kenny Endo and rock shamisen virtuoso Hiromitsu Agatsuma performed and the evening ended with the presentation of the Japan Society Award to Minoru “Ben” Makihara preceded by a tribute from Dr. George Packard.
2012 Annual Dinner Overview
Japan Society’s 2012 Annual Dinner, held at the Waldorf-Astoria on June 7, brought together 730 guests for the Society’s major fundraising event. David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, delivered the keynote speech and later sat down for a brief interview with Gillian Tett, Master of Ceremonies and US Managing Editor of Financial Times. After dinner the documentary video “Report from Tohoku” was screened, followed by a performance by American enka singer JERO. The evening concluded with the presentation of the 2012 Japan Society Award to artist Hiroshi Sugimoto and Carlos Ghosn, President & CEO of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Past Speakers and Award Recipients
Japan Society Annual Dinner Speakers (pdf)
Japan Society Award Recipients (pdf)
Browse photos from the 2012 Annual Dinner below. Photos by Alan Klein.