APARC 40th Anniversary Conference and Reception

Consul General Noguchi gives welcome remarks
Keynote panel with YOSHIKI and Ambassador Fujisaki
On Thursday, February 23, Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) held its 40th anniversary conference on the topic of “The Future of Social Tech.”  The program featured a wide variety of Japanese and American field-leaders from the technology, music, business, research, and education sectors focusing on the partnerships in social tech between Japan and the United States. Consul General Noguchi gave welcome remarks and the conference concluded with a keynote panel featuring Japanese musician YOSHIKI, moderated by Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki, former Ambassador of Japan to the United States.
Consul General Noguchi, APARC Leadership, scholars, and Yoshiki
Consul General Noguchi welcomes guests
In the evening, Consul General and Mrs. Noguchi hosted a reception at their official residence. In his welcome remarks, Consul General Noguchi stated the great potential provided by the conference in gathering so many influencers across a wide array of fields, expressing hope that the conference will lead to new and exciting collaborations. Other speakers included APARC Director Mr. Gi-Wook Shin and a toast by Ambassador Fujisaki. Guests were treated to a special performance by YOSHIKI.
APARC’s Director Shin gives remarks
Toast from Ambassador Fujisaki
Performance by YOSHIKI

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