The Japan-United States Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange (CULCON) Symposium
June 5, 2019
1. On June 4, 2019, the Japan-U.S. Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange (CULCON), a binational advisory panel to the governments of Japan and the United States, convened a symposium, “Beyond 2020: Paving the Way for the Next Generation and U.S.-Japan Collaboration” in Austin, Texas.
2. Mr. Ryozo Kato, Japan CULCON Chair (Former Ambassador of Japan to the United States) and Mr. Harry Hill, U.S. CULCON Chair (Outside Director and Member of the Board, New Business Development, Oak Lawn Marketing) gave welcome remarks. Ms. Lisa Heller, Director, Office of Public Diplomacy, Bureau of East Asian &Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State and Hon. Hideo Fukushima, Consul-General of Japan in Houston also expressed their gratitude for the event.
3. At the panel discussion titled with “Shaping the Future: High Tech and Design Innovations”, Dr. Motohiro Tsuchiya, Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, gave a short presentation about threat of electromagnetic pulse attack.
4. As side events of the symposium, CULCON panelists met and exchanged their views on the Japan-U.S. cultural and educational relationship with Mayor Steve Adler, Mayor of Austin, Texas. They also visited Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Texas and Texas A&M University-San Antonio and discussed with women leaders of community and business in the city of San Antonio.