As part of celebrations at Georgetown marking the centenary of Sophia University in Tokyo, Senator Tom Daschle gave a keynote address on “Youth and Public Service for a Global Era.” The speech was part of a two day symposium exploring the challenges and opportunities for Japan-United States relations in the Asia-Pacific. Sophia University, founded in 1913, is Japan's first Jesuit university.
On the second day
of the symposium, three panels examined the bilateral relationship and its regional significance from the perspectives of diplomacy, education, and technology. Ambassador Ichori Fujisaki and former deputy secretary of state James Steinberg led a closing podium discussion. In addition to promoting reflection on the future of the Asia-Pacific and Japan-United States cooperation, the symposium served as an opportunity for Georgetown and Sophia administrators, faculty, and students to discuss future areas for cooperation.