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j-Center j-ConferenCe Fostering Japanese Culture in the American Midwest September 10 & 11, 2012 DrAKe

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j-Center j-ConferenCe Fostering Japanese Culture in the American Midwest September 10 & 11, 2012 DrAKe UnIVerSItY

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Fostering Japanese Culture in the American Midwest

September 10 & 11, 2012 DrAKe UnIVerSItY | DeS moIneS, IowA

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Welcome to this two-day event aimed at fostering relationships between Japan and the American Midwest.

Welcome to this two-day event aimed at fostering relationships between Japan and the American Midwest. The U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy (USCCD) — a non-profit organization established to promote opportunities for all Americans to be citizen diplomats — is honored to host you.

In March of 2011, the USCCD received a three-year grant from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) to establish a J-Center that increases access to Japanese society and culture in areas of the United States where such access has historically been limited. To achieve this goal, a J-Center was established at USCCD headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, to identify, network, and promote organizations that offer programming opportunities related to Japanese culture, language, and history in the American Midwest.

National and regional leaders assembled for this conference all are dedicated to expanding Japanese culture and language in our communities and classrooms. Keynote addresses will speak to the importance of U.S.-Japan relations, while leaders from K-12, Higher Ed, Community Exchanges, and Culture & The Arts will report on the state of their respective fields.

Working sessions will produce content for a conference report that provides a snapshot of the current state of affairs in each sector, case studies of best practices, goals for the future, and recommendations for how the J-Center can help further the work of more than 300 organizations in the region dedicated to U.S.-Japan relations.

Thank you for joining us and being a part of this important work.

Yoroshiku onegaishimasu,

a part of this important work. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu, David Roe former Chair of the Board |

David Roe

former Chair of the Board | USCCd

onegaishimasu, David Roe former Chair of the Board | USCCd Ann Olsen Schodde PreSident | USCCd

Ann Olsen Schodde

PreSident | USCCd

of the Board | USCCd Ann Olsen Schodde PreSident | USCCd Matt Clark direCtor | J-Center

Matt Clark

direCtor | J-Center

“the U.S.-japan alliance is the cornerstone of a system in the Asia pacific that has underwritten peace, stability, and prosperity for decades.

we believe that this relationship is not only strategic, not only economic, not only political; we believe it is a noble cause, and it’s one that we are

absolutely committed to.” SeCretArY of StAte HIllArY ClInton

KeYnote SpeAKerS

KeYnote SpeAKerS Tara SonenShine was sworn in as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and
KeYnote SpeAKerS Tara SonenShine was sworn in as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and
KeYnote SpeAKerS Tara SonenShine was sworn in as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and

Tara SonenShine was sworn in as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs on April 5, 2012. She was formerly Executive Vice President of the United States Institute of Peace. Sonenshine served in various capacities at the White House during the Clinton Administration, including Transition Director and Director of Foreign Policy Planning for the National Security Council and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Communications for the NSC. Sonenshine has had a distinguished career in communications and government, with high-level experience in broadcast, print, and online media. She is the recipient of 10 News Emmy Awards and other awards in journalism for broadcast programs on domestic and international issues.

norman mineTa is Vice Chairman of Hill & Knowlton based in its Washington, DC office. He is recognized for his expertise in transportation and national security, as well as accomplishments in economic development, science and technology policy, foreign and domestic trade, the environment, budgetary issues and civil rights. Secretary Mineta served in Congress for over 20 years and in the Cabinets of both Republican and Democratic presidents. For almost 30 years, Mineta represented San Jose, California, first on the City Council, then as Mayor and from 1975–1995 as a Member of Congress. Secretary Mineta received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the U.S., and the Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy, awarded for significant public service of enduring value to aviation in the U.S.

roberT Karr Jr. is Of Counsel at Jones Day Law Firm in Chicago, advising corporations on developing and executing their global expansion plans. Most recently Karr served for two years as in-house counsel in Tokyo at a Japanese Fortune Global 500 client. Prior to his law career, he was the first American employee of a major Japanese construction company in Tokyo. Karr has served as chairman of the board of the Chicago Sister Cities International Program, member of the Chicago 2016 Olympic Committee, and board member of the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association. He also served as an advisor for the Osaka City Revitalization Committee and is currently the Executive Vice President of the Japan-America Society of Chicago.

Osaka City Revitalization Committee and is currently the Executive Vice President of the Japan-America Society of

SCHeDUle SCHeDUle of eVentS

progrAm monDaY, SepTember 10

monDaY, SepTember 10

8:00 – 8:45 Upper Olmsted Foyer

Sign-in | conTinenTal breaKfaST

9:00

greeTingS

Parents Hall South

Matt Clark | Director, J-Center

9:15

Welcome

Parents Hall South

Ann Olsen Schodde | President, USCCD

opening KeYnoTe aDDreSS

9:30 – 10:00 Parents Hall South

The Importance of the U.S.-Japan Relationship The Honorable Norman Mineta | Vice Chair, Hill & Knowlton

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10:00 – 10:15 Upper Olmsted Foyer

Refreshments provided

10:20 – 11:40 Parents Hall North

SecTor leaDerS panel

10:20 – 10:40

State of K-12 | Edwin Gragert

10:40 – 11:00

State of Higher Education | Stephen Nussbaum

11:00 – 11:20

State of Community Exchanges | Nancy Huppert

11:20 – 11:40

State of Culture & The Arts | Peter Kelley

11:40 – 12:15

Q&a WiTh SecTor leaDer panel

12:30 – 1:30 Parents Hall North

lunch Rebuilding Tohoku Satoshi Kitahama | Director, Kizuna Foundation

1:40 – 2:50

breaKouT SeSSion 1

CR 310

Culture & The Arts

CR 311

Community Exchanges

CR 312

K-12 Education

CR 313

Higher Ed

3:00 – 4:15

breaKouT SeSSion 2

Panelists and participants reconvene in their respective conference rooms (see Session 1)

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4:30 – 5:30

Time to relax, chat informally, or return to hotel before dinner

5:30 – 6:30

recepTion

Upper Olmsted Mezzanine

Hors d’oeuvres & cash bar

6:30 – 8:30 Parents Hall North

Dinner program

inTroDucTion

Global Citizenship on the American College Campus David Maxwell | President, Drake University

Speech

Global Citizens: A Sustainable Resource for the 21 st Century Tara Sonenshine | Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy & Public Affairs

8:00 – 8:45

Upper Olmsted Foyer

TueSDaY, SepTember 11

conTinenTal breaKfaST

9:00

greeTingS

Parents Hall South

David Roe | Former Chair of the Board, USCCD

9:15 – 10:30

breaKouT SeSSion 3

Panelists and participants reconvene in their respective conference rooms (see Session 1)

10:30 – 10:45

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Refreshments provided

10:45 – 12:00

breaKouT SeSSion 4

K-12 + Higher Ed together (in CR 310) Community Exchanges + Culture & the Arts together (in CR 312)

12:15 – 1:15

lunch Investing in the J-Center Noriko Yamamoto | Program Director, Japan Foundation CGP

1:30 – 2:15

breaKouT SeSSion 5

K-12 + Community Exchanges together (in CR 310) Higher Ed + Culture & The Arts together (CR 312)

2:30 – 3:30 Parents Hall South

SecTor reporTS

2:30 – 2:45

Report from K-12 | Edwin Gragert

2:45 – 3:00

Report from Higher Education | Stephen Nussbaum

3:00 – 3:15

Report from Community Exchanges | Nancy Huppert

3:15 – 3:30

Report from Culture & The Arts | Peter Kelley

cloSing KeYnoTe aDDreSS

3:30 – 4:00 Parents Hall South

The Next Generation of Japanese Culture & Education in the American Midwest Robert Karr Jr. | Of Counsel, Jones Day Law Firm

4:00

ThanK You

Parents Hall South

Matt Clark | Director, J-Center

worKIng groUp pAnelIStS

the conference agenda is designed to maximize discussion amongst leaders in the field.

A majority of participants’ time will be spent in working sessions based on the sectors outlined

below. leaders from each sector will begin the sessions by making a brief presentation

of their work, and a facilitator* in each room will invite conversation while working on a

predetermined outline.

K-12

Teachers, administrators, curriculum developers, and specialists in international education will focus on classroom content at the primary and secondary level.

higher eD Colleges and universities with strong Japanese programs will outline their department operations while consortium staff members explain the power of networked schools.

commmuniTY exchangeS Leaders from non-profit organizations and Sister City / Sister State committees will join experts in international programs to focus on ways to grow two- way exchange initiatives.

culTure & The arTS Grant-making organizations, artist associations, and Japan- America Society state chapters will discuss ongoing efforts to foster Japanese culture across the country in local communities.

Dan carolin AP Japanese Language & Culture Exam Committee

Deborah cunningham Primary Source

naomi funahaShi SPICE at Stanford University SachiKo murphY Des Moines Public Schools

YoKo TaKagi JEARN

linDa WoJTan National Consortium for Teaching About Asia *renee Shull harmon Des Moines Business/Education Alliance

liz bergeron Community Colleges for International Development ToKo igaraShi Joetsu University of Education ginger marcuS Washington University Tom maSon ALLEX Foundation KaTe Simon Japan Center for Michigan Universities DoWning ThomaS University of Iowa *KirK marTin Drake University

anna cable U.S.-Japan Council ThereSa higgS United Planet SaToShi KiThama Kizuna Foundation franciS lemerY Honorary Consul General of Japan at Kansas City mari maruYama The Laurasian Institution KaThee mcDonalD Michigan-Shiga Exchange at MSU *carol granT Iowa Sister States

Yume hiDaKa Japan Outreach Initiative renaY loper Japan Foundation CGP KiYo maTSuYama Japan-America Society of Iowa anne preScoTT Japan Artists Information Directory paTricia ThornTon Concordia Language Villages

Daniel WoJciK Anime Iowa

*ellen Yee Iowa Asian Alliance

SeCtor leADerS

SeCtor leADerS eDWin gragerT is the founder of iEARN-USA. Since 1988 , iEARN (International Education and
SeCtor leADerS eDWin gragerT is the founder of iEARN-USA. Since 1988 , iEARN (International Education and
SeCtor leADerS eDWin gragerT is the founder of iEARN-USA. Since 1988 , iEARN (International Education and
SeCtor leADerS eDWin gragerT is the founder of iEARN-USA. Since 1988 , iEARN (International Education and

eDWin gragerT is the founder of iEARN-USA. Since 1988, iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) has pioneered the educational use of innovative communications technology and teacher professional development to facilitate online collaborative project-based learning in elementary and secondary schools in 130 other countries worldwide. Approximately two million students work daily on collaborative projects through iEARN. He was previously the Executive Director of ICYE&US, and also served on the staff of the International Relations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

STephen nuSSbaum is the Director of Student International Academic Affairs and the Study Abroad Office at the University of Illinois, which boasts among the largest and most diverse education abroad portfolios in the United States. Well over 2,000 students participate in more than 200 programs located in 60 countries around the world. Throughout his career Nussbaum has been active in building networks to support international education, first at Earlham College, where he arranged faculty and student exchanges, and later in several roles at Waseda University in Tokyo. Nussbaum completed his Ph.D. in Anthropology at Cornell University with minor fields in East Asian Linguistics and Japanese Studies.

nancY hupperT is the Global Envoy for Sister Cities International (SCI). She represents SCI at international conferences, meetings and embassies to disseminate information and support new global relationships. Prior to holding this position, Huppert served in local and state sister city positions for more than 14 years. She has lectured locally, nationally and internationally on both innovative education programs and sister cities activities. She is the recipient of numerous awards, among them the Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed by the United Nations.

peTer KelleY is President of the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS). He has worked with Japan in both the private and not-for-profit sectors. From 1985–2003, he worked for Teradyne, Inc., a Boston-based supplier of semiconductor test equipment, spending five years each in Japan and Europe and establishing the company’s Connection Systems Division in Japan. From 2004–2009, he was Executive Director of the Harvard- Yenching Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, an independent foundation dedicated to the promotion of the humanities in higher education in Asia.

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the j-Center at the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy (USCCD) was established with grant funds from the japan foundation Center for global partnership (Cgp).

the USCCD is proud to work with the Cgp toward achieving shared goals of strengthening the global U.S.-japan partnership and cultivating the next generation of leaders necessary to sustain and grow this partnership.

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