Schedule

      • Thursday, September 21

      • 2:00 PM
        Registration Open
        Grand Ballroom Foyer
      • 6:30 PM
        Welcome Reception
        Grand Ballroom Foyer
      • 7:30 PM
        Welcome Dinner & Opening Celebration
        Grand Ballroom
        Welcome
        Anthony Bailey, USC Vice President for Strategic and Global Initiatives
        Michael Quick, USC Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
        Dinner & Entertainment
        Blue Tokyo
        Program
        C. L. Max Nikias, President of the University of Southern California
        Featured Performance
        Midori Goto, USC Thornton School of Music Distinguished Professor

      • Friday, September 22

      • 7:30 AM
        Registration Open
        Grand Ballroom Foyer
      • 8:00 AM
        Continental Breakfast
        Grand Ballroom Foyer
      • 9:00 AM
        Welcome
        Grand Ballroom
        C. L. Max Nikias, President of the University of Southern California
      • 9:30 AM
        Keynote
        Grand Ballroom
        A Conversation With…
        Kazuo Hirai, President and CEO of Sony Corporation
        Interviewed by Elizabeth Daley, Dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts
      • 10:30 AM
        Networking Break
      • 11:00 AM
        The New Normal: USC Annenberg Research Reveals How Digital Media Use Shapes Family Life in the US and Japan
        Residence Basil
        Convergent Discovery, Personalized Medicine and the Birth of a Los Angeles Biotech Industry
        Residence Anise
      • 12:00 PM
        Lunch
        Grand Ballroom
      • 1:15 PM
        Japan’s Creative Economy: The Cultural Industries in Tokyo and Beyond
        Residence Basil
        Online Innovations in Global Legal Education
        Residence Anise
      • 1:50 – 2:50 PM
        Japanese Media and the Future of Global Entertainment
        Residence Basil
        Naoki Sato
        Can the Internet of Things (IoT) Transform Personalized Learning?
        Residence Anise
      • 2:50 PM
        Break
      • 3:10 PM
        How Technological Advances Will Help Us Age Better and Live Longer
        Residence Basil
        Let’s Play: Deconstructing Human Behavior to Coordinate Teams of Robots
        Residence Anise
      • 3:45 PM
        Preserving, Protecting and Restoring the Gift of Sight
        Residence Basil
      • 4:10 PM
        Program Ends
      • Evening
        School Receptionsby invitation

      • Saturday, September 23

      • 8:00 AM
        Registration Open
        Grand Ballroom Foyer
      • 8:30 AM
        Continental Breakfast
        Grand Ballroom Foyer
      • 9:00 AM
        US-Japan: Shared Concerns in an Unpredictable Global Environment
        Grand Ballroom
        A Conversation With…
        General (ret.) David H. Petraeus, USC Judge Widney Professor
        Interviewed by Yukio Okamoto, Founder and President of Okamoto Associates, Inc.
      • 10:00 AM
        Break
      • 10:15 AM
        Japan in the New World Economic Order
        Residence Basil
        Artificial Intelligence for Social Good: A Transformative Approach to Social Services
        Residence Anise
      • 11:15 AM
        Break
      • 11:30 AM
        Japan on the Global Stage: Engaging Cultures in the 21st Century
        Residence Basil
        A Conversation With…
        Koji Murofushi, Sports Director of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games
        Duncan Ryūken Williams, Director of the USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture
      • 12:30 PM
        Lunch
        Grand Ballroom
      • 1:45 PM
        Afternoon Open
      • 6:30 PM
        Gala Reception
        Grand Ballroom Foyer
      • 7:15 PM
        Gala Dinner
        Grand Ballroom
        Welcome
        Michael Quick, USC Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
        Dinner
        Program
        C. L. Max Nikias, President of the University of Southern California
        Evening Performances

 

*NOTE: Additional speakers will be added to the schedule as they are confirmed.