Asia Society Japan Partners With International House of Japan

International House of Japan Chairman Akashi Yasushi; Asia Society Trustee Charles Rockefeller; and Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski.
(L to R) International House of Japan Chairman Akashi Yasushi, Asia Society Trustee Charles Rockefeller, and Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski sign a memorandum of understanding between International House of Japan and Asia Society Japan on March 30, 2018, at International House of Japan. (Taishi Yokotsuka)

Asia Society Japan and the International House of Japan signed a memorandum of understanding at the International House of Japan on Friday, March 30, 2018. The partnership will involve collaboration in terms of programming, and office space for a first-ever Asia Society center in Japan.

The partnership was signed by International House of Japan Chairman Akashi Yasushi, Asia Society Trustee Charles Rockefeller, and Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski.

The International House of Japan and Asia Society have a shared history; both institutions were founded by John D. Rockefeller 3rd in the 1950s, and both institutions hold the same ideals of promoting an international dialogue across cultures, and building deeper understanding of the world through the fields of arts, culture, education, business and policy.

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski; International House of Japan Chairman Akashi Yasushi; Asia Society Trustee Charles Rockefeller
(L to R) Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski, International House of Japan Chairman Akashi Yasushi, and Asia Society Trustee Charles Rockefeller at International House of Japan on March 30, 2018. (Taishi Yokotsuka)
Charles Rockefeller addresses an audience at the International House of Japan

Asia Society Trustee Charles Rockefeller addresses an audience at the International House of Japan at the launch of Asia Society's Japan center on March 31, 2018. (Taishi Yokotsuka)


Thierry Porte, Managing Director, J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC speaks at the launch of Asia Society's new Japan center on March 31, 2018

Thierry Porte, managing director of J.C. Flowers and Co., speaks at the International House of Japan at the launch of Asia Society's Japan center on March 31, 2018. (Taishi Yokotsuka)


Toyoo Gyohten speaks at the launch of Asia Society Japan

Asia Society Trustee Toyoo Gyohten speaks at the International House of Japan at the launch of Asia Society's Japan center on March 31, 2018. (Taishi Yokotsuka)


Danny Russel speaks at the launch of Asia Society Japan

Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President for Security and Diplomacy Danny Russel speaks at the International House of Japan at the launch of Asia Society's Japan center on March 31, 2018. (Taishi Yokotsuka)


James Kondo speaks at the launch of Asia Society's Japan Center

James Kondo, co-chair of the Silicon Valley Japan Platform, speaks at the International House of Japan at the launch of Asia Society's Japan center on March 31, 2018. (Taishi Yokotsuka)

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