Japan Young Professionals Group
What is JYPG?
Are you interested in networking with other young professionals who are a part of the Japan-America community? Looking for events that are fresh and stimulating? Do you want to network and create opportunities with other members of the community that share a mutual interest in Japan, Japanese culture, or doing business related to Japan? Then JYPG is the group for you! We hold quarterly networking and business events that are fun, interesting and informative. It's a great way to expand your business connections, create fresh opportunities and meet new friends with similar interests. We look forward to having you as an active member! Membership is open to everyone. JAS members receive discounts to all JYPG events.
We create a social network of young professionals in Washington State who share a common interest in Japanese business, culture, and society.
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JYPG 2010 in Review
In 2010, we hit our goal of eight events! Thank you everyone for your support!
|Business Networking Events||Business Dinner, Networking, and Presentation Events|
|1/26 JYPG Shinnenkai at V Bar||3/30 Dinner w/Ted Yamamura, Regional Manager-Asia Pacific, Boeing, at Shilla|
|5/12 Spring Networking at Pearl||7/1 Wine, heavy appetizers, and private tour w/Catherine Roache, at the Seattle Asian Art Museum|
|9/21 Fall Networking at Kushibar||8/12 Dinner w/Lori Matsukawa of KING 5 NEWS, at the Japan Cultural Community Center of Washington|
|12/8 JYPG Bonenkai at Kaname||11/2 Dinner w/Dr. William R. Farrell, CEO of the National Association of Japan-America Studies, at Il Fornaio|
Plan 2011 with JYPG!
JYPG has a core group of individuals that plan all of our events. We hold monthly meetings at the Japan-America Society's offices and annual elections for all our officer positions. All those interested in JYPG and discussing event ideas are encouraged to participate! So if you would like to attend a JYPG Committee Meeting, please feel free to join us!
We meet on the second Monday of every month, except if that day falls on a holiday in which case an alternative date is decided upon at the previous JYPG committee meeting. Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. and the venue can vary. You can review our monthly schedule, subject to change, at http://www.jassw.org/calendar_jypg.html. We also post committee meetings and venues on our blog.
If you plan on attending you can verify the location/time with us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your 2011 JYPG Planning Committee
- Christopher Cummins, Universal Freight Forwarders
- Vice President:
- Rebecca Retzler, Virginia Mason Foundation
- Rebecca Faught, Independent
- Sharon Donaldson, Bellevue College
- Website Administrator:
- Shino Aizawa-Overaa, Nintendo of America
- At-Large Members:
- Brian Maeda, Microsoft
- Kayoko Iida, Ernst & Young LLP
- David Kowalsky, NEC Corporation of America
- Gregory Buehler, Foster School of Business, UW
- Akiko Kasugayama, Nintendo of America
- Ryan Hart, Kibble & Prentice
- Fumiko Nishioka
To learn more about JYPG, please contact Erika Fiebig at email@example.com or call the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington offices at 206-374-0180.