Japanese Delegation to host panel discussion at UWF

November 20, 2017

With the goal of strengthening the U.S.-Japan alliance and bringing Japanese experiences to the people of Florida, the Cabinet Secretariat of Japan, the University of West Florida (UWF) and the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami present “Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan” on Tuesday, November 28 from 2-4 p.m. in the UWF Conference Center, located at 11000 University Parkway.

“Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan” is a delegation consisting of five members from Japan, who will present opinions on Japan’s foreign policy, military service, economic policy, culture and more. Delegation members include former Japanese diplomat Ken Shimanouchi, retired Lieutenant General of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force Toshimichi Nagaiwa, university student Takashi Nishikawa, female business owner Hitomi Wada, and Eri Ozaki, wife of a Self-Defense Force officer.

Following a speech by the delegation leader, Shimanouchi, the event will include presentations from each of the delegates and a Q&A session. “Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan” is free and open to the public.

“Since I joined Japan’s Foreign Ministry in 1971, I have seen the U.S. and Japan forge one of the strongest partnerships in the world,” Shimanouchi said. “I look forward to sharing my views on the present U.S.-Japan alliance and how the countries can address global issues going forward.”

Visitor parking permits are available free of charge at the Visitors Center (Building 81). The Visitors Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. After hours, visitor’s parking permits may be obtained at the UWF Police Station (Building 94). Visitors may park in designated visitor spaces. If visitor spaces are unavailable, visitors may park in any commuter space. Visitor spaces are designated by signage and are located in lots A, B, H, K, P, Q and BB.

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