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US-Japan Young Political Leaders 28th Japanese Delegation to the United States (2017)

Washington DC | Orange County CA

October 24–November 2, 2017

Six local legislators and party staffers from Japan are visiting Washington DC and Orange County, California, as part of the 2017 Japanese delegation of the US-Japan Young Political Leaders Exchange Program, which is co-sponsored by JCIE and the American Council for Young Political Leaders (ACYPL).

In Washington, their agenda includes meetings with government officials, political campaign committees, policy experts, and business representatives. Topics for discussion include US-Japan relations, East Asian security, US politics, US environmental policy, immigration policy, and youth in politics.

The group then heads to Orange County in Southern California for meetings with local politicians from the cities of La Palma and La Habra, county officials, and the state legislature, and private sector representatives. They will visit the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and UC Irvine as well. These meetings focus on city and county governance, US elections, local water and sanitation issues, and the use of artificial intelligence in elections.

Participants

Takuma Furuya Director, Public Speeches Division, Party Organization and Campaign Headquarters, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
Rieko Fukuda Member, Shunan City Council, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
Toru Kawabata Chief, Komei Press Chugoku Branch (Komeito)
Takahisa Oda Member, Sagamihara City Council, Democratic Party (DP)
Satoru Suzuki Manager, Public Relations Department, DP Headquarters Office
Risa Tanaka (Ms.)
Manager, Policy Research Council, LDP Headquarters Office
Koichiro Yorimitsu
Member, Kochi Prefectural Assembly, LDP
[Escort]
Dai Funaki
Program Officer, Japan Center for International Exchange