Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

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The Japan-America Society of Indiana will present the "Japan Update Conference 2017" on Thursday, February 23rd, at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis. The annual event is designed to inform our audience on key developments in Japan and the Japan-U.S. relationship, as well as to highlight Japanese investment in Indiana.

We’re pleased that the 2017 conference will offer JASI members one of the first occasions of the year to hear an address from The Honorable Eric Holcomb, Governor of the State of Indiana, who will give the Keynote Luncheon address.   

The 2017 Update, entitled, “Intersecting the Future”, will focus forward on Japan and the Japan-US relationship, with perspectives from internationally-recognized experts as well as from local manufacturers.  Industry leaders will report on innovations in artificial intelligence and machine learning.  With a new presidential administration the U.S.-Japan relationship may be at an important intersection, and special speakers will share current perspectives and challenges.  The program will also consider the possible impacts of a NAFTA revision and how it may affect manufacturing supply chains.  Representatives of local industry will share their impressions of Indiana as a home for their businesses. 

Now in its sixth year, the Japan Update Conference has become a signature event in the Midwest, providing a business, economic and international relations outlook for the year with discussion of developments for Japan and Indiana, as well as key issues for the Japan-U.S. relationship in Asia.   The program draws business, community, government, and economic development leaders from throughout the state and region.  The 2017 Japan Update is presented with generous support from the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the National Association of Japan America Societies.

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