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[The Japan Foundation Awards 2012 Commemorative Lecture]
“Sustained People-to-People Relationships: A Foundation for U.S.-Japan Relations”


  • Lecturer: Irene Hirano Inouye (President, U.S.-Japan Council) [U.S.A.]
  • Date: Thursday, October 11, 2012, 6:30-8:30 pm
  • *Following the one-hour lecture, a reception will be held.
  • Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan
  • Admission: Free (reservation required)
  • Language: English/Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • Sponsored by the Japan Foundation with support from the International House of Japan
  • Registration: Please register from the following page.
  • http://www.jpf.go.jp/j/about/award/index.html
IreneHiranoInouyeIrene Hirano Inouye: Irene Hirano Inouye is the former President and founding CEO of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, California, which aims to promote the history and experiences of Japanese Americans as part of the American heritage. After 20 years of service to the National Museum, she established the U.S.-Japan Council in Washington, D.C., a nonprofit organization that brings together leaders from both sides of the Pacific and organizes various exchange programs to strengthen U.S.-Japan relations. Her role was instrumental in launching the “TOMODACHI Initiative” with the United States and Japanese governments to deepen friendship and foster the next generation of young in the two nations for the long-term support of Japan’s recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake. For many years she has acted as a bridge and contributed greatly to fostering ties between the people of the United States and Japan.