Honolulu-Hiroshima: USJ Young Professionals Forum

As part of KIF Global's Subnational X Initiative, 1st U.S.A.-Japan Subnational Global Young Professionals Forum was held virtually between the City of Honolulu, Hawaii and City of Hiroshima, Japan.

The Forum is a public-private partnership (PPP) in a forum series held virtually and organized globally by the Koyamada International Foundation (KIF) Japan, KIF America and Junior Chamber International (JCI) Japan. The subnational hosts are JCI Hiroshima, JCI Hawaii, JCI Honolulu, Japan-America Society of Hawaii.

The purpose of the forum is for American and Japanese young professional leaders to deepen bilateral economic and cultural people-to-people relationships to foster mutual understanding, as well as to create an international cooperation between communities in the United States and Japan at a subnational level.

American speakers from Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Ms. Delle Tanioka - JCI Hawaii 2020 President, Senior Account Manager for Automated Healthcare Solutions (AHCS)
  • Mr. Cosmo Hirai - JCI Honolulu 2020 Vice President of International Development, Bishop of Todaiji Hawaii
  • Ms. Janel Denny -
  • Mr. Trung Lam - JCI Hawaii Lifetime Member, Co-Owner of La Tour Cafe and La Tour Bakehouse
  • Mr. Tyler Hiranaka - Business Owner, 2018 JCI Hawaii State President

Japanese speakers from Hiroshima, Japan

  • Mr. Ryo Sugikawa - JCI Hiroshima (Japan) 2021 President, Director of Daiichi Building Service Co., Ltd 
  • Mr. Takashi Ono - JCI Hiroshima (Japan) 2021 Vice President, Director of Ono Group, Ltd.
  • Mr. Hideki Hayashi - JCI Hiroshima (Japan) 2021 JCI Hiroshima, Chairman of Planning the Next Era City Committee, President & CEO of Yamasaki Honsha, Ltd.
  • Ms. Hiromi Ikeda - JCI Hiroshima (Japan) 2021 Vice Chairman of the Regular Meeting Committee, Waseda Shrine, Chief Priest
  • Mr. Hiroshi Michiue - JCI Hiroshima (Japan) 2021 Designing the Next Era Peace Committee, JTB Corp. Competent

The U.S. and Japan also share more sister city relationships with each other than with any other country, with a total of 458 subnational partnerships at the prefecture, city, ward, town and village levels. The final report of the Forum will be presented by JCI Japan as a bilateral recommendation to the United States-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange (CULCON) in Japan.