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The Business & Policy Forum hosts public and invitation-only programs about the people and issues that define U.S.-Japan relations in a regional and global context. Convening key players and emerging leaders in both countries to address cutting-edge issues, the Forum is an opportunity for the exchange of ideas inspired by the Japanese concept of kizuna (絆), or togetherness. The Forum will act as a public square, granting unparalleled access to leaders and in-depth networking opportunities. Annually, more than 4,000 executives participate in conferences, lectures, symposia, and receptions that are invaluable for helping participants better grasp the financial, business, and policy challenges that affect Japan and the U.S.

Upcoming Event

Suntory: Leadership & Vision

Monday, October 3, 5:30 pm

In 2014, Suntory acquired Beam for $16 billion, creating the world’s third largest spirits company and opening the door to expand into the U.S. market. It has been eight years since the acquisition, and Beam Suntory will be establishing their global headquarters in New York this year. How did the company navigate the post-merger integration phase? How should business leaders move forward in the face of today’s volatile geopolitical landscape? In this program, Suntory President & CEO Takeshi Niinami discusses Beam Suntory’s journey, leadership in a new post-pandemic era, and his priorities and vision for the future.

Past Events

The Legacy of Shinzo Abe & the Aftermath of His Assassination

Live Webinar
July 14, 2022
7:00 pm

The Okinawa & U.S.-Japan Security Alliance in Critical Times

Live Webinar
June 8, 2022
7:00 pm

Asia’s Geopolitical Landscape: China’s Rise & U.S.-Japan Relations

Live Webinar
May 9, 2022
7:00 pm

Seismic Shifts: U.S.-Japan Leaders on Trade in the Asia-Pacific Region

Live Webinar
February 17, 2022
7:00 pm

Climate Change & the Blue Economy: Diving into Okinawa’s Waters

February 1, 2022
7:00 pm

Adjusting to the New Normal: COVID-19 & Mental Health

Okinawa in Focus
October 20, 2021
7:00 pm

Japan Society Business & Policy Forum is generously supported by Japan Society Global Leaders & Corporate Partners.

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