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Annual Dinner Keynote Speakers

2018: Joe Adachi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc., and Executive Vice President, Canon Inc.

2017: Kiyoaki Aburaki, Senior Director, Keizai Koho Center

2016: Edward J. Lincoln, Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Exchange

2015: Major General William E. Rapp, U.S. Army War College

2014: Danny Roderick, President and CEO, Westinghouse Electric Company

2013: Ari Fleischer, Former White House Press Secretary

2012: John Surma, Chairman and CEO, United States Steel

2011: Ambassador Shigeyuki Hiroki, Consul General of Japan in New York

2010: Ichiro Fujisaki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Embassy of Japan

2009: The Honorable Howard Henry Baker, Jr., former Senator, White House Chief of Staff, and United States Ambassador to Japan

2008: Dr. Aris Candris, President and CEO of Westinghouse Electric

2007: Taizo Nishimuro, Adviser to the Board, Toshiba Corporation and Chairman of the Boad, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.

2006: Motoatsu Sakurai, Consul General of Japan in New York

2005: Dr. Takeo Kanade, Carnegie Mellon University

2004: Hirotsugu Koike, Editorial Writer, International Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc. (NIKKEI)

2003: Paul O'Neill, former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury

2002: Ambassador Yoshihiro Nishida, Consul General of Japan in New York

2001: Dennis Unkovic, Asian business specialist, author and partner at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott

2000: William G. Ouchi, author and consultant focused on corporate organization and strategy, and American-Japanese business relations

1999: Glen Fukushima, President of Arthur D. Little (Japan)

1998: Thomas Murphy, Mayor of Pittsburgh

1997: Ambassador Seiichiro Ohtsuka, Consul General of Japan to New York

1996: The Honorable Tom Ridge, Governor of Pennsylvania

1995: Mr. Thomas J. Usher

1994: Thomas J Murrin, Dean of the A. J. Palumbo School of Business Administration at Duquesne University

1993: Ambassador Hiromoto Seki, Consul General of Japan to New York

1992: Ambassador Hiromoto Seki, Consul General of Japan to New York

1991: Ambassador Lynn Williams, former Deputy United States, Trade Representative

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