BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20100315T000000Z DTEND:20100315T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<strong>The Consulate General of Japan Presents 150th Anniversa ry of the Kanrin Maru: A Historic Milestone in U.S.-Japan Relations.</str ong>\n\nThe Kanrin Maru was the first Japanese ship to cross the Pacific Ocean. The delegation's first destination was San Francisco\, becoming th e first grassroots exchange between America and Japan. The ship's arrival in San Francisco in 1860 was a historic milestone in the 150 year relati onship between the United States and Japan. This voyage signified Japan's desire and resolve to break its policy of isolation and develop relation s with other countries\, as it provided an opportunity for the first offi cial exchange between the peoples of the United States and Japan. Members of the voyage included future leaders of Japan\, such as Fukuzawa Yukich i\, the founder of the Keio University - the oldest private university in Japan.\n \n &quot\;150th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Kanrin Maru to San Francisco: A Historic Milestone in U.S.-Japan Relations&quot\; will explore the voyage of Kanrin Maru\, focusing on how the voyage impacted t his important relationship.\n\n<strong>Monday\, March 15\, 2010</strong> \n Location: Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco's Japantown\n Registration/Rece ption: 6:00-6:30PM\n Lecture and Q&amp\;A: 6:30-8:00PM\n Admission: Free\n RSVP: Please email\n To get a flyer\, click <a href="htt ps:// 20on%203.15.pdf">here</a> .\n\n<strong>Tuesday\, March 16\, 2010</strong> \n Location: Washington Square Hall <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline\;">109 </strong> (WSQ <strong><span style="text-decoration: und erline\;">109 </strong> )\, San Jose State University\n *The room has be en changed\n Lecture and Q&amp\;A: 3:30-4:30PM\n Light Reception: 4:30-5:0 0PM\n Admission: Free\n RSVP: Please email\n To get a fly er\, click <a href=" anrin%20Maru%20Lecture%20on%203.16%20updated.pdf">here</a> .\n\nAbout the lecturer\;\n Professor Naoyuki Agawa received a Bachelor of Science in For eign Service from Georgetown Universityin 1977 and his Juris Doctor from Georgetown Law in 1984. Professor Agawa was a practicing attorney for 15 years at Gibson\, Dunn &amp\; Crutcher and Nishimura &amp\; Partners\, T okyo. He then ventured into academia\, where he has been a lecturer and a professor at Doshisha University\, University of Virginia Law School\, a nd Georgetown Law. He also served as the Director of the Japan Informatio n &amp\; Culture Center at the Embassy of Japan in Washington\, D.C. from 2007 to 2009. Now\, Professor Agawa is Vice-President of International C ollaboration at the prestigious Keio University in Tokyo.\n\nSponsored by Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco\n\nSupported by:\n Tthe Kanrin Maru 150th Anniversary Celebration Committee\n Japanese Chamber of Commer ce of Northern California\n Japan Society of Northern California\n Japanes e Cultural and Community Center of Northern California\n Japanese American Association of Northern California SUMMARY:The Consulate General of Japan Presents 150th Anniversary of the Ka nrin Maru URL:/en/events/2010/03/15/the-consulate-general-of-japan-presents-150th-ann i/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR