Program Investing in the Next Generation of U.S.-Japan Leaders The 2nd TOMODACHI Daiwa House Student Leadership Conference To Be Launched
April 1, 2016—From April 8-10, 2016, the TOMODACHI Initiative which invests in the next generation of leaders in the U.S. and Japan, and Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd . (hereafter “Daiwa House”) will hold the second TOMODACHI Daiwa House Student Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas under the theme, “U.S.-Japan Relations in the South: Transforming Communities for the Future.” Thirty four students attending a college or university in Texas and Arkansas in the United States—including Japanese exchanges students—were selected to participate in this conference.
The students that will participate in the conference were chosen through a rigorous selection process and have personal, academic and/or professional interests in U.S.-Japan relations. Following the first conference that was held in Silicon Valley, California in April 2015, this second conference will feature former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Thomas Schieffer as the keynote speaker. He will share his experience on being the U.S. Ambassador to Japan and his perspectives on the relationship between the U.S. and Japan in the past, present and future. Furthermore, through panel discussions the students will learn about establishing a global career, the history and local community in Texas and Arkansas, and further deepen their understanding about the U.S.-Japan relationship. Through these discussions, the students will obtain the skills to become forward-thinking, active next generation leaders, while learning from and networking with young professionals and industry leaders in the community.
As part of their corporate social responsibility activities, Daiwa House became 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 is the second of a series of student leadership conferences to be offered by Daiwa House and TOMODACHI.
Information About the 2nd TOMODACHI Daiwa House Student Leadership Conference
Date: April 8-10, 2016
Participants: 34 university students from the states of Texas and Arkansas (includes 17 Japanese exchanges students)
Content: The conference will inspire students interested in U.S.-Japan relations to think about, “U.S.-Japan Relations in the South Transforming Communities for the Future.” students will build cross-cultural networking skills and explore leadership values, learn about career opportunities from leaders in a variety of sectors, and meet like-minded peers from across Texas and Arkansas.
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.
For Inquiries Regarding this Program:
U.S.-Japan Council TOMODACHI Initiative Press Office Tel: 03-4510-3400
Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. Tokyo Press Office Tel: 03-5214-2112
About Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.
Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd was founded in 1955 with a corporate philosophy of contributing to the “industrialization of construction.” In more than half a century, the Company expanded across a wide range of operations, including the construction of single-family houses, rental housing, condominiums, commercial facilities, and general office buildings.
Today, with a focus on “co-creating value for individuals, communities, and people’s lifestyles,” the Daiwa House Group is expanding its operations throughout Japan in a wide array of business fields, from developing “smart towns,” to logistic facilities, medical and elderly care facilities. The Daiwa House business model is being applied throughout the world, with operations expanding to the suburbs of Dallas, Chicago, and Boston in the United States. For more information on the Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd, visit: www.daiwahouse.co.jp/English