Japan Society of Fairfield County
Japan - U.S. Relations

by His Excellency, Shinichi Nishimiya, Ambassador and Consul General of Japan in New York
Thursday, March 4, 2010  6:00 – 7:00 p.m. followed by a reception
Held at University of Connecticut Stamford and jointly sponsored by JSFC and the UConn Center for Globalization and Commerce

      Ambassador Nishimiya at UConnAmbassador and
Ambassador Nishimiya at UConn joint event
Harry Sakamaki, Ambassador Nishimiya, and Howard
Jaffe at University of Connecticut Event
Consul General Shinichi Nishimiya discussed Japan's policy and Japan-U.S. relations after the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) won a landslide victory over the Liberal Democratic Party, which led for 54 years.  New Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama's policies are attracting attention around the world.  They promise changes within Japan and a more pro-active role for Japan in the Japan-U.S. partnership.  What will these profound changes mean for the future of Japan and for Japan-U.S. relations?
      Ambassador Nishimiya graduated from the University of Tokyo with a Bachelor’s degree in law and joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1976.  Since then he occupied various posts in Tokyo as well as at Japanese embassies in foreign countries including USA, Russia, Great Britain and China. In 2007 he was assigned Director-General of the North American Affairs Bureau of MFA. He was appointed Ambassador and Consul General in New York in March 2009.
     We thank Director Marilyn Moore for coordinating this program for JSFC.  Shizue Pleasanton's Connecticut Sogetsu Study Group prepared four Sogetsu ikebana arrangements in honor of the ambassador's visit
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Marilyn Moore's Ikebana Shizue Pleasanton's Ikebana
Marilyn Moore's Ikebana
Shizue Pleasanton's Ikebana

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