These events are worth checking out!
December 17, 2013: The Future of the Asia-Pacific: Opportunities and Challenges for Japan–U.S. Relations with HIS EXCELLENCY KENICHIRO SASAE Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Japan to the United States of America.
Japan made a splendid comeback this year. What will be the next step? Can Japan finally restore real economic growth under "Abenomics"? What will be the role of Japan and the U.S.-Japan alliance to maximize the potential of the Asia-Pacific region? Please join us as Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae discusses these issues on his first official visit to Southern California.
Location: Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza
251 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Time: 11:30pm Registration 12:00pm Lunch
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the University of Southern California (USC) cordially invite you to attend the US-Australian Dialogue: Partners in the Asia Pacific. The aim of the Dialogue is to explore how Australia and the US are working as partners in the Asia-Pacific to ensure a prosperous and thriving Asian region. Asia’s rise is the defining feature of the 21st century. The pace of the political and economic ascent of the region is unparalleled and comes at a time when global partnerships have never been more important. The pace of the political and economic ascent of the region is unparalleled and comes at a time when global partnerships have never been more important. By 2025, Asia will not only be the world’s largest producer of goods and services, it will also be home to the majority of the world’s middle class. Click here for more information.
Location: University of Southern California, Ronald Tutor Campus Centre
Time: 10:00am- 4:00pm
October 27, 2013: I Come From Beijing Concert Featuring Madam Wu Chunyan
Madame Wu Chunyan, one of the most well-known singers from China and also the Chair of Beijing Performing Art Group, will come Los Angeles to perform at Dolby Theater (f.k.a. Kodak Theater) on 10/27. Madam WU carries the message of friendship and best wishes for American people. She believes that music is beyond borders. Her dream is to communicate with people in different parts of the world with her beautiful voice and songs.
Miss Wu is currently a national first class artist of China. She participated in numerous concerts hosted by central and local TV stations in China and in many diplomatic missions of the Culture Department of Beijing Municipal Government for culture exchange in many Asian and European countries.
Location: Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Time: October 27 2013, 7:30
September 4, 2013: Economic and Financial Reforms for China: What’s New and Different This Time? Today, China is embarking on a complex development path, requiring hard decisions to sustain its growth and stability over the long term. In a conversation setting, Perry Wong, director of research at the Milken Institute and Cindy Li, country manager and analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, will discuss what China’s “New Normal” would look like should the ongoing reform agenda be successfully carried out. They will also pinpoint the critical issues, assess the likely pace of reform in both the real economy and the financial sector, and identify major stress points in the economic system.
August 8, 2013: Doing Business in Japan - Seminar This seminar is designed for businesses interested in International Trade with Japan. this is a California You will hear from and interact with Japan business experts concerning such topics as:
Japan’s Next Economy
New Growth Opportunities
July 19, 2013: Fusion Fridays Pacific Asia Museum’s celebrated summer series continues! July’s event features elegant Thai dancers, a dynamic Korean drumming performance, plus the chance to shake it up on the dance floor to K-Pop tracks. Plus, make your own Thai headdress, and get inspired in the galleries! Free for members, $15 general public. For tickets or info, visit pacificasiamuseum.org/fusionfridays. Reserve your tickets early; this event tends to sell out!
Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm
July 28, 2013: Authors on Asia at the Pacific Asia Museum. Sixty years after the signing of the armistice that halted - but did not officially end - the Korean War, two newly released books North Korea and South Korea provide insightful photographic studies of this challenging region. Award-winning photographer Mark Edward Harris has had unparalleled access to both sides of the DMZ (the Demilitarized Zone), the 154-mile long and 2.5-mile wide line that divides the peninsula. He will share and discuss images from both books. Books available for purchase and signing, light refreshments. RSVP to the Pacific Asia Museum Store at 626-449-2742 x 20.
June 14, 2013: Think Asia. Think Hong Kong. The Symposium will discuss the advantages of Hong Kong's business services and will promote Hong Kong as Asia's central business district, the first stop for overseas companies entering the Asian market, and the global gateway to china. This event is hosed by the Hong Kong trade development Council.
Location: JW Marriott Los Angeles LA LIVE
April 19, 2013: Discussion and Book Signing with Leslie Helm Author of YOKOHAMA YANKEE. Leslie Helm's book Yokohama Yankee: My family's Five Generations as Outsiders in Japan, brings to life the author's family history and illsrates the tensions in U.S.-Japan relations through his family's search for identity. Enjoy a free discussion and book signing with Leslie Helm. This is a Japan America Society event.
Location: The Japan Foundation Los Angeles, 5700 whilshire Boulevard, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036
April 8-9, 2013: Asia/Pacific Business Outlook Conference. Asia Pacific Business Outlook is the premier conference for business professionals seeking trade or investment opportunities in the Asia Pacific region. APBO particularly offers small and medium size businesses that are new to market tremendous opportunities to develop networks, devise strategies, and update understanding of current economic climate and socio-political trends in the region. Since 1988, the USC Marshall School of Business has produced the APBO Conference in partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce on the campus of the University of Southern California.
Location: University of Southern California
March 27, 2013: Resource Competition in East Asia: Political and Environmental Implications. The USC School of International Relations and Program on Environmental Studies
present a symposium on Resource Competition in East Asia: Political and Environmental Implications.
Time: 12:30PM - 5:15PM
Location: Davidson Conference Center, Club Room, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089
March 22, 2013: 2013 GOLD Symposium- Driving Innovation Through Inclusion. The symposium will offer a day of educational programs, interactive seminars and keynote speakers addressing “Bridge Buildings” from three points of view- (1) Leadership, (2)Culture and Diversity & Inclusion and (3) Business and Economic opportunities. This is a Global Organization for Leadership and Diversity event.
Time: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Location: InterContinental, Los Angeles, Century City
March 17, 2013: Gish Jen Discusses and signs Tiger Writing: Art, Culture, and Independent Self. "Gish Jen is the Great American Novelist we're always hearing about, and in Tiger Writing she delivers a profound meditation on the divergent roles that storytelling, artmaking and selfhood take on across the East-West divide. Penetrating, inspired and, yes, indispensable." - Junot Dia, author of The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao.
Location: Vroman's Bookstore, 695 Colorada Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101
March 1, 2013: Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference. The 2013 Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference will provide you with a platform to learn from, and network with influential and impactful U.S. and China business leaders who will share their insights on the trends, challenged and opportunities that lie ahead to investing in, and doing business with the Greater China region.
Time: 12:00PM - 9:00PM
Location: UCLA Anderson School of Management, Korn Convocation Hall
February 20: China- Latin America Trade on the Pacific Rim: Opportunities in a New Economic Era. On Feb. 20, 2013, the Institute of the Americas and the Institute of Latin American Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) will convene experts from the United States, Latin America and China to discuss emerging business trends in China and Latin America and the impact on the Los Angeles economy.
Location: Omni Hotel, 251 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, California