Please join us on November 10 for an evening of networking with colleagues that have an interest in business, culture, and life in Japan!
Your ticket or sponsorship will give you access to fabulous silent auction prizes, delicious food, and a keynote presentation.
This year's guest speaker will be Ambassador David B. Shear. Ambassador Shear is a Senior Fellow at the Reischauer Center at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. In 2022 the Government of Japan awarded him the The Order of the Rising Sun, the highest ordinarily given award for service to Japan. From 2017-2020 he was a Senior Advisor at McClarty Associates, a global strategic advisory firm. He performed the duties of Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from June 2016 to January 2017. He was the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs from September 2014 to June 2016.
Prior to his confirmation in July 2014, Mr. Shear served for 32 years in the American Foreign Service, most recently as the United States Ambassador to Vietnam. He has also served in Sapporo, Beijing, Tokyo, and Kuala Lumpur. In Washington, he has served in the Offices of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean Affairs and as the Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs.
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Unable to attend the event and want to make a donation?
Consider our ‘Sponsor a Student Table’ program where companies purchase tables and JASP matches the seats with student members. Please contact us for more information.
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