Seattleite among members of 2013 Japanese American Leadership Delegation

The 2013 Japanese American Leadership Delegation (Photo from U.S.–Japan Council)

Ten Japanese Americans have been selected to travel to Japan where they will visit Fukushima Prefecture and Tokyo for meetings with newly elected top officials from March 8–16.

The Japanese American Leadership Delegation (JALD) provides opportunities for Japanese Americans to establish a meaningful role in strengthening U.S.–Japan relations.

This year, the delegation will visit Fukushima to learn from those affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and nuclear crisis. They will also participate in a symposium sponsored by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and the U.S.–Japan Council.

In Tokyo, the delegates typically meet with the prime minister, foreign minister, and top business executives.

The delegates come from across the country and are active in their communities, engaged in U.S.–Japan relations, and committed to deepening ties between Japanese Americans and Japan. U.S.-Japan Council President Irene Hirano Inouye will lead the delegation.

The delegate chosen from Seattle is Kelly Ogilvie. He is the founder, chairman, president, and COO of Quemulus, Inc. He is also the founding partner of Social Milli, LLC. (end)

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