Japan’s Ambassador Koji Tomita | Global Town Hall

November 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Tennessee World Affairs Council

in association with

Belmont University Center for International Business, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Japan-America Society of Tennessee and Sister Cities of Nashville

GLOBAL TOWN HALL

H.E. Koji Tomita
Ambassador of Japan to the United States

November 2, 2021
Registration: 5:30pm CT
Program: 6:00-7:00pm CT

In Person

Belmont University
Janet Ayers Academic Center Fourth Floor Conference Space C
1803 15th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212

Join us for this special presentation by the World Affairs Council. Ambassador Koji Tomita is a seasoned diplomat — 30 years in Japan’s foreign service — and he will talk about the U.S.-Japan relationship, economic developments, strategic challenges and much, much more.

Don’t miss this chance to hear his insights and perspectives and pose your questions to the Ambassador.

COVID Protection Measures

Vaccination OR negative Covid test within 72 hours. Distancing among audience seating as feasible. Masks per Belmont policy.

Read about the importance of the U.S.-Japan relationship in a column by TNWAC President Patrick Ryan, in “The Tennessean.” [Link]

Excerpt:

The United States has long been a Pacific power but is focusing new attention on the importance of the region – political, economic and in defense and security. In our State, meanwhile, the relationship with Japan is flourishing to the great benefit of both Tennesseans and our Japanese partners…

…On November 2nd, Nashville will host the Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Koji Tomita and his wife in a visit hosted by the Tennessee World Affairs Council. That evening he will talk with the community at a Global Town Hall at Belmont University about the depth and breadth of the U.S.-Japanese relationship, and everyone is invited.

Ambassador Tomita is likely to speak to more than the importance of national security and business relations. A key strength is the people-to-people ties. Whether it’s the Southern hospitality shown Japanese business people and their families in Tennessee cities and towns, the exchanges of students and teachers, or the gift of cherry trees, symbolizing the bonds of friendship, there are scores of ways Tennesseans and Japanese are connected.

Our welcome for Ambassador and Mrs. Tomita on November 2nd will be one more expression of that friendship and you should join us at the Town Hall to make that welcome.

ROOM LOCATION/PARKING — LINK


More About Ambassador Tomita

2021 Present
2019 Ambassador, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Korea
2018 Ambassador, Representative of the Government of Japan for the G20 Summit
2015 Ambassador, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the State of Israel
2013 Director-General, North American Affairs Bureau
2012 Minister Plenipotentiary and Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC
2012 Minister for Political Affairs, Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC
2009 Deputy Director-General (North American Affairs Bureau and Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau)
2006 Minister (Head of Political Section), Embassy of Japan, UK
2004 Minister (Head of Political Section), Embassy of Japan, Seoul
2003 Director, Policy Coordination Division, Foreign Policy Bureau
2001 Director, National Security Policy Division, Foreign Policy Bureau
1999 Director, Second International Organizations (OECD) Division, Economic Affairs Bureau
1997 Counsellor, Permanent Delegation of Japan to OECD, Paris
1981 Joined Ministry of Foreign Affairs

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS FOR SUPPORTING THE VISIT OF AMBASSADOR TOMITA TO NASHVILLE

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HOSTING PARTNER


THE TENNESSEE WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL HAS BEEN A PROUD MEMBER OF THE WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCILS OF AMERICA SINCE 2007

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS IN GLOBAL AFFAIRS AWARENESS AND EDUCATION OUTREACH

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS IN GLOBAL AFFAIRS AWARENESS AND EDUCATION OUTREACH

THE MISSION of the nonprofit, nonpartisan Tennessee World Affairs Council is to promote international awareness, understanding and connections to enhance the region’s global stature and to prepare Tennesseans to thrive in our increasingly complex and connected world.

THE VISION of  the Tennessee World Affairs Council is a well-informed community that thinks critically about the world and the impact of global events.

Details

Date:
November 2, 2021
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Venue

Belmont University Janet Ayers Academic Center Fourth Floor Conference Space C
1803 15th Ave S,
Nashville, TN 37212 United States
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