The Long History and Deepening of USC-Japan Relations

December 14, 2016 10:27 am

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.


Site and Date Announced for the 2017 USC Global Conference

October 25, 2016 5:00 am

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 Distinguished


2015 REDUX: Shanghai Global Conference Featuring Conversation with Disney’s Bob Iger

October 24, 2016 8:00 am

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 Bob