Welcome Reception in Honor of Leaders from the National Diet of Japan

May 2, 2018
Washington DC
A coalition of US-Japan groups headed by JCIE and the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation hosted a reception at the US Capitol to welcome 11 visiting Diet members to Washington. The gathering attracted about 150 leading figures in US-Japan relations, including members of Congress, their staff, government officials, Japan experts and other policy analysts, business leaders, foundation leaders, journalists, and NGO representatives. Congressman Mark Takano offered welcoming remarks to start the event off, followed by a greeting from Minister of Education Yoshimasa Hayashi and a toast by recently appointed Ambassador Shinsuke Sugiyama.

Hon. Mark TAKANO, Member, US House of Representatives

Hon. Yoshimasa HAYASHI, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology; Member, House of Councillors of Japan

Amb. Shinsuke SUGIYAMA, Japanese Ambassador to the United States

Guests of Honor

Hon. Yukihisa FUJITA, Member, House of Councillors

Hon. Kuniko INOGUCHI, Member, House of Councillors

Hon. Shinichi ISA, Member, House of Representatives

Hon. Shuhei KISHIMOTO, Member, House of Representatives

Hon. Hiroe MAKIYAMA, Member, House of Councillors

Hon. Masaharu NAKAGAWA, Member, House of Representatives; former Minister of Education

Hon. Motohiro ONO, Member, House of Councillors

Hon. Keisuke SUZUKI, Member, House of Representatives

Hon. Naokazu TAKEMOTO, Member, House of Representatives

Hon. Kozo YAMAMOTO, Member, House of Representatives; former Minister of State for Regional Revitalization