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Luncheon with Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike on Nov 22

Wed 22 November 2017 12:00 - 14:00
Hotel New Otani
Member 10,000 yen/person Guests and non-members 14,000 yen/person

As Tokyo recently kicked off the countdown to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we are pleased to invite you to a luncheon with Governor Yuriko Koike who will share with us her plans for the capital ahead of the Games, and her visions on making the city a global hub post-2020.

Introducing the Tokyo 2020 Medal Project
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government, in cooperation with the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, is currently collecting outdated and broken cell phones and some small electronic devices to be recycled into the medals that will be awarded to athletes at the Tokyo 2020 games. TMG’s aim is to produce around 5,000 medals through what is called the “urban mine”. A Tokyo 2020 Medal Project collection box will be made available on the day of the event at the reception desk. We encourage visitors to bring any unwanted cellphones and smartphones for donation. We appreciate your support!

About the speaker
Governor Yuriko Koike was born in 1952 in Hyogo Prefecture. She graduated from Cairo University in 1976 with a BA in Sociology. She was elected to the House of Councillors in 1982, then to the House of Representatives in 1993. She was appointed Minister of Environment in 2003 and also served as the Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Koizumi from 2004. She was appointed Minister of Defense in July 2007 during the first term of Prime Minister Abe. In 2010 she became Chairperson at the General Council of the Liberal Democratic Party.
In July 2016, she was elected Governor of Tokyo.

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 22, 2017   12:00 to 14:00
Language: English (Japanese translation available for Q&A) 
Format: Seated lunch
Venue: Hotel New Otani, 
Banquet Room Tsuru
11:30 Registration
12:00 Opening, welcome address, lunch followed by a keynote speech by Yuriko Koike, Q&A
14:00 End

Admission fee: (lunch and drinks included)
Member 10,000 yen/person   Guests and non-members 14,000 yen/person
Registration: Please contact
Deadline for registration/cancellation: Friday, November 10, 2017 17:00