Community Building: Nikkei Businesses and Corporate Social Responsibility/日本マイクロソフト社社長と日系ビジネスリーダーとの 企業の社会貢献とコミュニティー・ビルディング関する意見交換会 - Little Tokyo Service Center
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Community Building: Nikkei Businesses and Corporate Social Responsibility/日本マイクロソフト社社長と日系ビジネスリーダーとの 企業の社会貢献とコミュニティー・ビルディング関する意見交換会

Monday, April 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Microsoft Japan President Takuya Hirano


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Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC) will hold a seminar, “Community Building: Nikkei Businesses and Corporate Social Responsibility,” at the Toyota Meeting Hall, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503, on Monday, April 30, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Registration and refreshments begin at 9 a.m. This seminar is supported by the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles.

The seminar will focus on Japanese and Japanese American business perspectives on corporate social responsibility and local community building. Speakers will discuss how Nikkei businesses can engage in local community building programs and activities to strengthen diverse Nikkei communities as well as to promote U.S.-Japan relations.

The event will feature an onstage interview of Mr. Takuya Hirano, president of Microsoft Japan, by Ms. Kaori Iida, Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK) Los Angeles bureau chief. The interview will be followed by a discussion with panelists Mr. Hirano of Microsoft Japan; Ms. Yayoi Sato, manager, International Partnerships and Client Services, Los Angeles Dodgers; Mr. Mitsuyasu Shigeta, founder and owner of the Shin-Sen-Gumi Group; and Mr. Yoichi Komiyama, CEO and chairman of Lighthouse; and moderator Ms. Iida of NHK. The panel discussion will be in Japanese with simultaneous English interpretation.

This seminar is part of the Little Tokyo Service Center’s ongoing efforts to build bridges between diverse Southern California communities, focusing on the Japanese and Japanese American communities. Southern California is home to the largest Japanese and Japanese American population, collectively referred to as “Nikkei,” in the mainland United States. Within the Nikkei community, there are significant social, cultural and language differences between more assimilated Japanese Americans, who are descendants of pre-World War II immigrants, and the “Shin-Issei,” or post-World War II Japanese immigrants, who include naturalized American citizens, permanent U.S. residents and short-term expatriates.

Seating is limited, so RSVP and purchase your tickets soon. Tickets are $20.

If you prefer to order tickets by phone and pay at the door, please call Yo Wakita 213-473-1661. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact Hiroko Higuchi at


3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503)


セミナーの第一部では、日本マイクロソフト社社長である平野拓也氏のインタビューを、飯田香織・日本放送協会(NHK)ロサンゼルス支局長との対談方式で行います。第二部は、 平野社長他、新撰組グループ重田光康社長、ライトハウス込山洋一会長、ロサンゼルスドジャーズの佐藤弥生・国際法人営業・サービス担当マネジャーらをパネリストに迎え、飯田局長のモデレーターのもと、パネルディスカッションを行います。第一部の対談インタビューは英語で、第二部のパネルディスカッションは日本語で行います。

南カリフォルニアは、アメリカ本土で最も多く日系人・日本人が集中しており、社会・文化・言語的に多様な日系グループにより構成されています。戦前からの子孫でよりアメリカ社会に同化した日系グループの他、戦後に移民した市民権取得者、永住権保持者、駐在、短期滞在まで実にさまざまで、主に戦後移民したグループは「新一世」と呼ばれています。本セミナーは、LTSCが行っている多様な事業、特に日系・邦人社会、日系社会の日本語グループと英語グループとの地域づくり 事業の一環で行っています。


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Monday, April 30, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Hiroko Higuchi


Toyota Meeting Hall
3330 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, 90503
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