Annual Dinner
Japan Society Annual Dinner 2021
Special Event

2021 JAPAN SOCIETY ANNUAL DINNER: CONNECTING ACROSS SPACE AND TIME

Tuesday, June 22, 7 PM EDT (U.S.)
Wednesday, June 23, 8 AM JST (Japan)

We are proud to announce our 2021 Annual Dinner, an online celebration that will convene influential leaders, notable public figures, and captivating performers, who are all committed to our mission of building bridges between the U.S. and Japan.

Headlining the program is a fireside chat between Japan Society Chairman, Joseph R. Perella, Chairman Emeritus of Perella Weinberg Partners, and Henry R. Kravis, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of KKR. These two titans of finance will discuss the ongoing issues that define and influence future opportunities within the U.S.-Japan space.

The evening will also feature a conversation between former JAXA astronaut Naoko Yamazaki and Ambassador Caroline Kennedy marking the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's landmark Moonshot speech. This year, NASA and the government of Japan formalized the lunar Gateway partnership, supporting long-term human exploration on and around the Moon as part of the Artemis program and opening a new chapter in U.S.-Japan relations.

Entertainment by the Ryoma Quartet, a Japanese-Western eclectic fusion of traditional Japanese instruments—tsugaru shamisen, shinobue, drums and violin—that expresses a new form of sound incorporating rock, funk, and electro grounded in classical tradition.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND JAPAN SOCIETY AWARD RECIPIENT
Henry R. Kravis
Co-Chairman and Co-CEO
KKR

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KEYNOTE
MODERATOR
Joseph R. Perella
Chairman,
Japan Society
Chairman Emeritus
Perella Weinberg Partners

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Naoko Yamazaki
Former Astronaut
JAXA

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Caroline Kennedy
Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan

 
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SPECIAL REMARKS
Yoshihide Suga
Prime Minister of Japan

Ryoma Quartet

PERFORMANCE
Ryoma Quartet

 
Join & Support Us

Bringing the U.S. and Japan together has never been more important, and this program will be a celebration and testament to our shared vision.

To register, please complete this commitment form (PDF) and return it by email to annualdinner@japansociety.org.

Gold Sponsor $50,000        Friend $10,000
Silver Sponsor $30,000        Individual Ticket $1,500
Bronze Sponsor $20,000           
Contact Us

E-mail: annualdinner@japansociety.org
Gala Chairs

Kazuo Koshi
Executive Chairman
MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation

Joseph R. Perella
Chairman Emeritus
Perella Weinberg Partners

Henry R. Kravis
Co-Chairman and Co-CEO
KKR


Vice Chairs

Maurice R. Greenberg
Chairman
C. V. Starr & Co., Inc. and The Starr Foundation

Alan S. MacDonald
Vice Chairman
Citi

Theodore Miller
President & CEO
Empire Entertainment Japan

Masaki Nakajima
President & CEO
Sumitomo Corporation of Americas

Hidenori Takaoka
President & CEO
Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)

Sayu Ueno
President & CEO
Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.

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