Sony Corporation President & CEO
Creating the Future
From healthcare to communication, from work to leisure, the impact of technology on our lives continues to accelerate — and widen. USC has been at the forefront of turning creativity into reality in sectors including the sciences, humanities, engineering, medicine, entrepreneurship, the arts and entertainment. Join us in Tokyo — a global center of industry and innovation — as we explore how to improve and enhance lives worldwide.
2017 USC Global Conference Draws to a Close in TokyoSeptember 23, 2017
President C. L. Max Nikias thanks attendees and announces Beijing as host city for next Global Conference
TOKYO – The 2017 USC Global Conference drew to a close Saturday night with the Gala Dinner in the Grand Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo. President C. L. Max Nikias reflected on the learnings of the conference and shared the destination of theRead More...
Japan’s Next Big Global MomentSeptember 23, 2017
Japanese Olympic hero discusses opportunities to inspire a new generation
As Japan prepares to host the next Summer Olympics in 2020, it is looking for ways to increase interest in the Olympics among youth around the world, according to Dr. Koji Murofushi, sports director of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizing committee and gold medal winning hammer thrower.
“Some say there is decliningRead More...
A Conversation with General David H. PetraeusSeptember 23, 2017
Gen. (ret.) David H. Petraeus addressed geopolitical turmoil in the Asia Pacific region, as well as current administration policies that affect the area and beyond, in a wide-ranging discussion to open Saturday’s morning plenary at the USC Global Conference in Tokyo.
Petraeus was joined by Yukio Okamoto, a foreign policy expert and former Special Adviser to Prime Minister Hashimoto and PrimeRead More...
Use of Digital Devices Affects Family RelationshipsSeptember 22, 2017
“Advances in digital media and mobile devices are changing the way we engage not only with the world around us, but also with the people who are the closest with us. These shifts are happening faster and more dramatically than any change in recent history.”
USC Annenberg Dean Willow Bay revealed the result of a new study titled The New Normal:Read More...
A Conversation with Kazuo HiraiSeptember 22, 2017
For Kaz Hirai, the president and CEO of Sony Corporation, the last inch to the consumer is where the greatest opportunity for differentiation exists.
“Everything is in the cloud — music, movies, all kinds of content today. But until we’re able to telepathically send and receive, we’ll need devices to transmit that content that last inch,” said Hirai at the 2017Read More...
USC Global Conference 2017 opens in TokyoSeptember 21, 2017
University hosts leadership conference focused on ‘Creating the Future’; Sony Corp. CEO Kazuo Hirai is featured
TOKYO – The 2017 USC Global Conference opened at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo today with nearly 500 people at the welcome dinner to kick off the three-day event. Guests were treated to a special performance by legendary violinist Midori Goto, Distinguished Professor at the USC ThorntonRead More...
USC Hosts 2017 Global Conference Sep. 21-23 in TokyoSeptember 19, 2017
Three-Day Event Featuring Keynote Speaker Sony Corporation President and CEO Kazuo Hirai.
The USC Global Conference will take place this year Sep. 21-23 at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo. This biennial event, which brings together business, government, and academic leaders from across the Pacific Rim—as well as USC faculty, staff, and alumni— examines critical issues and opportunities facing the region and theRead More...
Koji Murofushi, sports director for Tokyo 2020, to speak at the USC Global ConferenceAugust 11, 2017
Dr. Koji Murofushi, former Olympic gold medalist and sports director of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, joins Duncan Ryūken Williams, founding director of the USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture, in a featured session titled “Japan on the Global Stage: Engaging Cultures in the 21st Century,” on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the 2017 USC Global Conference.Read More...
Sony Corporation President and CEO Kazuo Hirai to keynote 2017 USC Global ConferenceJune 15, 2017
The leader of a truly global electronics and entertainment conglomerate covering the entire value chain, from hardware through to content creation, production and distribution, will discuss virtual reality, artificial intelligence, robotics, and the future of creative technology.Read More...
General David H. Petraeus to speak at the 2017 USC Global ConferenceJune 2, 2017
A discussion with USC Judge Widney Professor General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus will be a highlight of the USC Global Conference. Petraeus will be joined by Yukio Okamoto, a foreign policy expert and former Special Adviser to Prime Minister Hashimoto and Prime Minister Koizumi of Japan, in a conversation titled “US-Japan: Shared Concerns in an Unpredictable Global Environment.”Read More...
The Long History and Deepening of USC-Japan RelationsDecember 14, 2016
USC is gearing up to host its 2017 Global Conference in Tokyo, but the connections between USC, Japan and Japanese students date back nearly as far as the history of the university itself. In 1889, just nine years after USC opened its doors, the university graduated its first Japanese student, K. Wada, from USC’s college of medicine. USC’s first Japanese Student Union was formed in 1910. And at least two of the university’s students went on to become Prime Minister of Japan: Takeo Miki and Shinzo Abe.Read More...
Violinist Midori Goto to Perform at Global Conference Welcome Dinner and Opening CelebrationNovember 21, 2016
The famed violinist Midori Goto, known worldwide simply as “Midori,” will perform at the Welcome Dinner and Opening Celebration for the 2017 USC Global Conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, Sept. 21.
Midori, who holds the Jascha Heifetz Chair in Violin at the USC Thornton School of Music, established an international presence first as a performer, andRead More...
USC Kaufman School of Dance Students to Perform at Global Conference Closing Gala DinnerNovember 18, 2016
Contemporary dance repertory performed by students from the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance will highlight the Gala Dinner on the closing night of the 2017 USC Global Conference, to be hosted at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Tokyo, Japan, on Sept. 21-23, 2017.
Jodie Gates, vice dean and director of the school, said that up to 10 sophomore and juniorRead More...
Site and Date Announced for the 2017 USC Global ConferenceOctober 25, 2016
The 2017 USC Global Conference will take place in the city of Tokyo, Japan, on September 21 – 23, 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo located in the heart of the cosmopolitan Roppongi district.
The conference will start on Thursday night with an opening dinner featuring the legendary Midori Goto, one of the most admired violinists of her generation and DistinguishedRead More...
2015 REDUX: Shanghai Global Conference Featuring Conversation with Disney’s Bob IgerOctober 24, 2016
The 2015 USC Global Conference was held October 29-31 in Shanghai, China, at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai. Drawing a record crowd of more than 700 registered guests, Shanghai was the largest and most successful USC Global Conference in the event’s history.
Those in attendance gleaned insight into “Innovations for a Rapidly Changing World” from leading global executives and academics, including BobRead More...