Canada’s RMB Advantage...

Wednesday/Thursday May 24 25th and 25th, Vancouver Convention Centre. Ticketed event.  CityAge and AdvantageBC will partner on the second annual 2016 Pacific Finance & Trade Summit in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  We will again gather an international set of leaders in finance, trade, technology and government. Topics will include China’s financial markets, Canada’s brand in global finance, the RMB currency hub, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, emerging digital currencies and changing patterns in capital flows. Don’t miss this chance to gain a competitive edge in doing business in the Asia-Pacific, and at home. The first set of speakers will be announced soon. Email marc@cityage.org or miro@cityage.org if you have any thoughts or...

From Hiroshima to Fukushima May03

From Hiroshima to Fukushima...

Nuclear Dangers from Hiroshima to Fukushima (Public Panel Discussion) Tuesday, May 3, 2016. 12:00 noon – 2:00pm. Multipurpose Room, Liu Institute for Global Issues 6476 NW Marine Drive, UBC, Vancouver (Lunch served at 12:00 noon; panel will begin promptly at 12:30pm)   Chair: Jennifer Allen Simons Founder and President, The Simons Foundation Panel: “Prospects for Nuclear Disarmament: A Japanese Perspective” Fumi Yoshida Visiting Scholar, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace “Prospects for Nuclear Disarmament: A Canadian Perspective” Paul Meyer Adjunct Professor of International Studies and Fellow in International Security at the Centre for Dialogue, Simon Fraser University; and Senior Fellow, The Simons Foundation “North Korea as a Nuclear Danger” Brian Job Professor of Political Science; Associate Director, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia “Nuclear energy in Japan: The public and political debate” Yves Tiberghien Associate Professor of Political Science; Director, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND A light lunch will be provided – for catering purposes, please RSVP to ehynes@thesimonsfoundation.ca or call...

Sakura Gala

Saturday, April 16th. 6-9.Sutton Place Hotel,Vancouver. Ticketed Event. Nikkei Place Foundation’s signature fundraising gala + concert. Proceeds from this inspiring evening will benefit Nikkei Place in building a strong and vibrant community. Featuring COCKTAIL HOUR + DINNER ENTERTAINMENT BY Maestro Ken Hsieh and the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra Together with Mr. Kousuke Atari from Japan SILENT AUCTION, LIVE AUCTION + RAFFLE Cocktail Hour: 6:00pm | Dinner: 7:00pm Tickets: $225 per guest | Table of 10: $2,000 Tickets on sale on February 16th Sponsorship opportunities...

Nuclear Plant Accident Mar09

Nuclear Plant Accident...

Wednesday, Mar 9, 4-6.UBC Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall. Free Event. RSVP required. Film presentation of “Nuclear Japan: An Inconvenient Truth in Nuclear Energy Policy and Regulation of Japan” Hiroyuki Kawai, Director. Reception to follow. RSVP:https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ubc-cjr-march-11th-lunchtime-workshop-tickets-21701438587    ...

Community Recovery in Tohoku Mar09

Community Recovery in Tohoku...

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 12-2. Free Event. C.K. Choi Building – 1855 West Mall UBC. Three talks sponsored by the UBC Centre for Japanese Research. RSVP required. Three talks that describe changes in Tohoko since the triple disaster five years ago. “Community Recovery in Tohoku after 3.11” Millie Creighton (Anthropology, UBC) “3.11 and Manga: The Oishinbo Nosebleed Issue” Noritsugu Fujimoto (Symbiotic Systems Science, Fukushima University) “Recovery from the Disaster in Onagawa, Japan” Kiwa Nakano (Business Management, Daito Bunka University)...