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University of San Francisco, The Ricci Institute

2800 Turk Blvd

San Francisco, CA 94118

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160 years ago the ship Kanrin Maru carrying Japan’s very first formal foreign diplomatic mission landed in San Francisco. Following the establishment of the US legation in Yokohama just months earlier, and the setting up of Japan’s Consulate General in San Francisco just a decade later, the Kanrin Maru mission kicked off an intense and complex relationship that remains to this day one of the world closest and most important partnerships. You will not want to miss this unique opportunity to hear from top academics and experts the story of those early days of US-Japan diplomacy, the historical role that San Francisco played in it, and the rapid expansion of Japanese immigration in the Bay Area that ran in parallel to it, followed by a very special talk on the current state of the relationship today by acting US Ambassador to Japan.

So please come to the University of San Francisco and help us celebrate the 160th anniversary of the Karin Maru mission and the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Consulate General, while learning about the little-known role that San Francisco played in the origins of the US-Japan relationship.

Date:
Friday, February 28, 2020

Time:
1:30-5:00PM

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University of San Francisco
The Ricci Institute
2800 Turk Blvd
Handley Room, Lone Mountain 100
San Francisco, CA
94118-1080

Program:

1:30 – 2:00: Registration

2:00 – 2:05: Welcome to USF by Prof. M. Antoni J. Ucerler & Mr. Akiyama introduces Consul General Maeda

2:05 – 2:10: Remarks by Consul General Maeda

2:10 – Mr. Akiyama introduces Prof. M. Antoni J. Ucerler.

2:10 – 2:25: Prof. M. Antoni J. Ucerler: “Setting the Scene” & Introduces Panelists

2:25 – 2:50: Prof. Ito Shinya, Matsuyama University

2:50 – 3:10: Prof. Bettina Gramlich-Oka, Sophia University

3:10 – 3:30: Ken Reiman, U.S. Department of State

3:30 – 3:50: Coffee Break

3:50 – 4:10: Q & A with Speakers moderated by Prof. Ucerler

4:10: Mr. Larry Greenwood introduces Mr. Joseph Young, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy, Tokyo

4:10 – 4:45: Fireside chat with Mr. Joseph Young, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy, Tokyo

4:50 – 5:30: Reception in the Del Santo Reading Room (including an “open house” at the Ricci Institute — inside the Del Santo Reading Room.



Many thanks for the generous support!




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