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His Excellency Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador of Japan to the United States

His Excellency Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador of Japan to the United States.

At the December 2013 meeting of Vice President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, both countries agreed to build on over six decades of positive relations by ongoing strengthening of bilateral ties. His Excellency Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador of Japan to the United States, joins Asia Society Texas Center for a luncheon on strengthening alliances between Japan and the United States as well as defining the roles of the two countries in shaping the regional order in East Asia. His Excellency Sasae will be in conversation with Edward Rudge Allen III, Vice Chair of Asia Society Texas Center.


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Registration: 11:30 am
Seated Luncheon: 12:00 pm


About Kenichiro Sasae

After graduating from the University of Tokyo, Kenichiro Sasae entered the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1974. He was appointed Ambassador of Japan to the United States in November 2012. Prior to his appointment, he was Vice Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo and Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2008 to 2010. Prior to this he was Director-General for the Asian and Oceania Affairs Bureau from 2005 to 2008, Director-General for the Economic Affairs Bureau from 2002 to 2005, Deputy Director-General of the Foreign Policy Bureau from 2001 to 2002, Deputy Director-General for the Asian Affairs Bureau, and Executive Assistant to the Prime Minister for Foreign Affairs. Ambassador Sasae has also held positions at the Embassies of Japan in the United States and in the United Kingdom, and at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva.


Official Partners

Consulate-General of Japan in Houston
Greater Houston Partnership
Japan Business Association of Houston
The Japan-America Society of Houston
JETRO-Houston (Japan External Trade Organization)
Japanese American Citizens League – Houston Chapter

Greater Houston PartnershipJapan America Society of HoustonJETRO


Business and policy programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible by support from United Airlines—Official Airline of Asia Society Texas Center. Additional support provided by Asia Society contributors and members.

United Airlines


Event Details

Fri 28 Feb 2014

The Houstonian Hotel
The Grand Ballroom
111 North Post Oak Ln.
Houston, TX 77024

General Seating: $50 Members, $75 Nonmembers. VIP Seating: $125 Members, $175 Nonmembers. Online ticketing available until Wednesday, February 26 at 5:00 pm.
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