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JA-GA Futures Forum: Celebrating 50 Years of Partnership & Creating the Next Era

  • Tuesday, March 19, 2024
  • 11:30 AM
  • Georgia Tech - Exhibition Hall – Midtown Ballroom (460 Fourth Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30332)



Ja-Ga Futures Forum: Celebrating 50 Years of Partnership & Creating the Next Era

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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta with The Japan-America Society of Georgia (JASG) at its first annual “Ja-Ga Futures Forum.” The symposium explores the past, present, and future of the ever-more important bilateral partnership between Japan and the United States and features 2 stimulating sessions and a Business & Career Networking Expo.

Session 1 - Geostrategy Luncheon & Panel Discussion

Distinguished speakers from both the U.S. and Japan share insights on current U.S.-Japan GEOSTRATEGIC challenges and opportunities in a changing new world. The panel discussion features a talk on The QUAD (U.S.-Japan-Australia-India partnership), the potential action in a contingency and how the U.S.-Japan alliance can shape the future of our planet. Featured guest moderator and speakers include:

  • Brian Woodall - Associate Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Instutute of Technology

  • Tomohiko Satake - Associate Professor, School of International Politics, Economics & Communication, Aoyama Gakuin University

  • Lisa Curtis - Senior Fellow and Director, Indo-Pacific Security Program The Center for a New American Security

Session 2  - Creating the Future Georgia-Japan

Discover the history and current state of Georgia-Japan relations followed by an interactive dialogue focusing on the importance of future partnerships and how we can help shape the next era of the invaluable international relations between the U.S. and Japan, and regional ties with Georgia. Featured guest speakers include:

  • Mellissa Takeuchi - Senior Project Manager, Georgia Department of Economic Development

Session 3  - Business & Career Networking Expo

After each session, guests have the unique opportunity to network and meet with a select group of Japanese companies doing business in Georgia at the Business & Career Networking Expo. With over 600 Japanese-affiliated businesses employing nearly 40,000 people in the state, visiting these informational tables will expand your knowledge about why Japanese investment in Georgia have been so successful while also gaining exclusive access to business and career opportunities with these companies.

Don't miss this opportunity to join the celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta and learn more about the dynamic and evolving relationship between Japan and the U.S. and Georgia.  Whether your passion is in business, culture, education, public affairs or social networking, we encourage you to join us at this one-of-a-kind event and look forward to seeing you at the first annual Ja-Ga Futures Forum!

This program is supported by a grant from the National Association of Japan-America Societies, Inc., with the support of The Sasakawa Peace Foundation in Tokyo.

The Japan-America Society of Georgia, Inc.

is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote

mutual understanding between the people of Japan

 and the state of Georgia 


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