Annual Dinner

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Ajay Banga, President & CEO of Mastercard, will be the keynote speaker at the Japan Society’s Annual Dinner to be held on Tuesday, June 5 at the Hilton New York. The reception begins at 6:30 pm and the dinner program at 7:30 pm. Attire will be black-tie optional. Each year the Annual Dinner attracts approximately 700 prominent business and diplomatic leaders. Since interest in attending this event is high, we urge you to make your reservation as soon as possible. Please complete and return the registration form by May 8.


Ajay Banga

President & CEO, Mastercard


Sir Deryck Maughan
Japan Society Life Director


Makoto Ozone

Jazz Pianist & Composer


6:30 pm Reception
7:30 pm Dinner

Held at the Hilton New York
(53rd Street and Avenue of the Americas)

Black Tie Optional


Gala Chair Table $75,000
Vice Chair Table $50,000
Sponsor Table $25,000
Leadership Table $15,000
Patron Table $7,500
Gala Ticket $5,000
Sponsor Ticket $2,500
Leadership Ticket $1,500
Patron Ticket $750

View benefit details and download the registration form (PDF).


Tel: (212) 715-1219
Fax: (212) 755-6752 or (212) 715-1262


Alan S. MacDonald
Vice Chairman

Hidemoto Mizuhara
President & CEO
Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)

Joseph R. Perella
Founding Partner & Chairman
Perella Weinberg Partners

Craig Vosburg
President, North America


Masato Miyachi
MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

Tetsuo Ogawa
Executive Vice President
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

Shingo Ueno
President & CEO
Sumitomo Corporation of Americas

Katsurao Yoshimori
President & CEO
Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.

See this year's invitation.

Japan Society 2017 Annual Dinner Overview

More than 730 guests gathered on June 14, 2017 at the Hilton New York for the Society’s annual fundraising gala, which marked the Society’s 110th anniversary. Michael L. Corbat, Chief Executive Officer, Citi, engaged in a keynote dialogue with Master of Ceremonies Dennis K. Berman, Financial Editor, The Wall Street Journal. Introduced as the new Chairman of Japan Society, Joseph R. Perella joined the other guests of honor on stage for a special kagami biraki sake barrel-breaking ceremony. Pianist and composer Hiromi provided the evening’s entertainment. Japan Society Awards were presented to Yuzaburo Mogi, Honorary CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kikkoman Corporation and The Hon. Caroline B. Kennedy, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan.

Past Speakers and Award Recipients

Japan Society Annual Dinner Speakers (pdf) 
Japan Society Award Recipients (pdf)

Image Gallery

Browse photos from the 2017 Annual Dinner below. Photos by Daphne Youree.

Photo of Makoto Ozone © Shumpei Ohsugi

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