ACCJ The Journal - Ringing in a New Year - The 2018 ACCJ Shinnenkai
FEBRUARY 2018 ACCJ EVENT
Ringing in a New Year The 2018 ACCJ Shinnenkai
By Custom Media
Last year was a record-breaking one for the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ), and 2018—our 70th anniversary—promises even greater success.
To usher in the new year, members of the ACCJ gathered at the Imperial Hotel on January 18 for the annual shinnenkai. ACCJ–Tokyo Governor Yumi Goto of Coca-Cola (Japan) Company, Ltd. served as master of ceremony, and ACCJ President Sachin N. Shah outlined his vision for the next 12 months. US Ambassador to Japan and Honorary ACCJ President William F. Hagerty IV delivered remarks on the US–Japan partnership, and special guest Yoshimitsu Kobayashi, chairman of Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives), shared an encouraging message.
Following the kagami-biraki—the ceremonial cracking open of a sake barrel—members and guests enjoyed drinks, food, and a wonderful evening of conversation and networking. It was the perfect start of what promises to be another remarkable year for the chamber.
The 2018 ACCJ Shinnenkai
Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018 Time: 18:00 - 20:00 Venue: The Imperial Hotel, Main Bldg, Mezzanine, Hikari Room
One of the Chamber's premier networking events, the ACCJ Shinnenkai is your chance to reconnect after the winter holidays while making new connections in the new year. This popular event offers opportunities to engage not only with friends and colleagues, but also with high-level government officials and decision-makers from both the Japanese and U.S. governments and business communities. Attendees to this year’s Shinnenkai may also look forward to remarks by 2018 ACCJ President Sachin N. Shah, who will share his vision for the Chamber in the new year.
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ACCJ Governor Yumi Goto, senior vice president of Public Affairs & Communications at Coca-Cola (Japan) Co. Ltd., welcomed members at the ACCJ Shinnenkai at the Imperial Hotel on January 18.