Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. and the TOMODACHI Initiative Partner to Launch the “TOMODACHI Daiwa House Student Leadership Conference”
From April 10-12, 2015, the TOMODACHI Daiwa House Student Leadership Conference will hold it’s first conference with 30 university students from Japan and the United States in Silicon Valley, California.
The focus of this conference is entrepreneurship and innovation for university students with academic, career and/or personal interests in U.S.-Japan relations. For this first conference, 14 Japanese exchange students studying in the United States and 16 students attending a college or university in California were selected as participants.
This first conference will feature former U.S. Ambassador to Japan John V. Roos as the keynote speaker. He will share his experience of being the U.S. Ambassador to Japan and his perspectives on the role of the next generation of cross-cultural leaders for the U.S.-Japan relationship. In addition, through leadership training workshops, students will obtain the skills to become forward-thinking active leaders, learn about U.S.-Japan career opportunities, and network with leaders in Silicon Valley.
As part of their corporate social responsibility activities, Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (hereafter “Daiwa House”) has become a Strategic Partner of the TOMODACHI Initiative (hereafter “TOMODACHI”), a public-private partnership between the U.S.-Japan Council and the U.S. Embassy in Japan that invests in the next generation of Japanese and American leaders. This conference is the first of a series of student leadership conferences to be offered by Daiwa House and TOMODACHI.
“TOMODACHI Daiwa House Student Leadership Conference”
Date: April 10-12, 2015
Participants: 30 (16 university students in California studying in the United States; 14 Japanese exchanges students studying at universities in California)
Location: The Cypress Hotel in Silicon Valley, California
Content: The conference will inspire students to think about how leadership and innovation in their academic or professional field can contribute to U.S.-Japan relations.
Eligibility: University students who demonstrate interest and passion for global issues, particularly concerning the U.S.-Japan relationship. In addition, interest in networking with other professionals and students for professional development.
About Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.
Daiwa House Industry has expanded its operations as a pioneer of the housing industry in Japan for more than half a century, offering single-family houses, rental housing, condominiums, commercial facilities, and general business-use buildings. To date, we have supplied 1.5 million single-family houses, over 30,000 commercial facilities, and over 35,000 medical/nursing care facilities. Going forward, we will continue to promote our business operations overseas, leveraging on the strengths we have cultivated such as competitive technologies and product lines.
In addition, we have entered new businesses fields including environmental energy, robotics, and agriculture and are putting our full efforts into expanding our business operations, not only in Japan but also in the global market.
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