Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Venue: Hilton Nagoya, 28F ONE O FIVE
Speaker: Gary Schaefer, Principal Officer, U.S. Consulate Nagoya
Hosting Committee: ACCJ-Chubu External Affairs
Member Fee: ¥5,000
Guest Fee: ¥6,500
Meal: Light dinner
Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Thursday, October 3, (18:00)
Note: This event will be held in Japanese. Simultaneous interpretation to English will be available.
When Nagoya looks to the future, there’s a tendency to fixate on the bumps that lie ahead. Demographic decline, sweeping changes in the industry that makes the regional economy hum, and the great sucking sound from Tokyo are concerns for all of us who love living and working in Japan’s Motor City.
But US Consulate Principal Officer Gary Schaefer is optimistic about what the coming decades have in store for Japan’s third-largest metropolitan area. In this presentation, he’ll:
- Discuss why he feels good about wearing rose-tinted glasses
- Take a hard look at the issues that are clouding Nagoya’s future
- Offer his thoughts on ways to maximize Nagoya’s potential as an attractive destination for business and tourism
Schaefer has been the US representative in Nagoya since August 2017. His roots in the region stretch back three decades—to 1990—when he first stepped foot in a small town in Gifu Prefecture as an English teacher. He remembers the big clock on Nagoya Station, Meiji-ya’s store in Sakae, and even the last time the Dragons won the Japan Series. He will bring that kind of perspective to his first speaking engagement for the ACCJ-Chubu, which will be delivered in Japanese with simultaneous interpretation in English.
Registration for Non-Members
Please send your name, company name, and contact information with the subject line “10/8 ACCJ-Chubu Event” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advance payment by the registration deadline is required.
ACCJ-Chubu External Affairs Committee
Yuji Suzuki and Erik Olson-Kikuchi, Co-Chairs
Stephen A. Carter and Julian Bashore, Vice-Chairs
Tomotoshi Sakabe, Secretary
NOTE: If you cancel after the stated deadline, the full meeting fee will be charged to your account.