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2018 Annual JASNC Conference


Japanese Business in North Carolina

  • When: Thursday, May 3rd, Noon - 1:00pm - Conference Registration

                                                 1:00 - 5: 00pm -  Conference

                                                 5:15 - 8:15pm - Reception

  • Where: Conference/Reception - The Hearst Tower214 North Tryon St. Charlotte, NC 28202   

  • Admission for Conference & Reception:

Members - $15

Non-members - $25  (or $35 for admission + One year individual membership)

Students Members - $10  (or $20 for admission + One year student membership)

Please click here for payment. 

Join us for the Japan-America Society of North Carolina's Annual Conference!  The conference will be hosted by JASNC. 

Our presenters include a group of seasoned professionals including: (Please click here for the Presenter's Bio and Program.)


  • Mr. Korey Howard, Senior Manager - International Business Development, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

  • Mr. Tohru Sasaki, Managing Director & Head of Japan Markets Research, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Tokyo, Japan

  • Mr. Atsukuni Waragai, President, Honda Aero Inc., Burlington, NC

  • Mr. Richard K. Zollinger, Vice President for Learning and Workforce Development at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), Charlotte, NC

Silent Auction: 50,000 Miles x 2 American Airline Award Miles - Use the miles for travel on American Airlines, American Eagle®, JAL, any oneworld® airline or any partner airline to nearly 1,000 destinations worldwide!

We invited a Taiko Group (3 - 8 grade) from E. E. Waddle Language Academy, Two Speech Contest Winners from the Charlotte Japanese School, and Ms. Mihoko Fujita - Kogo Player at the reception. We provide a plenty of net working time for the attendees. 

Registration will commence at 12pm with the conference starting promptly at 1pm. The conference will conclude at 5:00pm. Afterwards, we will be hosting a reception  from 5:15 to 8:15pm.   Admission includes the conference and reception.   


  • All admission fees should be paid in advance.

  • The RSVP deadline for the program and reception is Thursday, April 26th.  Seating is limited, so please reserve early.

  • Parking Vouchers will be provided for those who register in advance. 

  • Please click for Parking Access.

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