The Center For Professional Exchange

On October 17 CEPEX co-hosted a casual dinner and conversation at Tono Sushi restaurant with Keizai Doyukai Americas-Japan Committee co-chairs, Mr. Shigeru Yamazoe and Mr. Yukio Tada, and DC-area JET Program alumni. The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, and many of the over 32,000 American alumni have an […]

Yukio Tada, chairman of Keizai Doyukai’s Empowerment of Japan Hands committee, was the special guest speaker at a dinner with JET alumni in the DC area on March 16, 2016. This relatively new committee was created following initial action in the Americas-Japan Relations Committee in 2013, when Doyukai conducted a survey to gauge the awareness […]

Nine JET Alumni members in DC met with a visiting delegation of Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives) for a special discussion about Millennials at the Halcyon House in Georgetown on December 7. Keizai Doyukai’s Americas-Japan Relations Committee organized a mission trip to DC and New York to engage with think tank specialists, universities, […]

CEPEX hosted a dinner on September 24, 2014, with special guest Mr. Yukio Tada, Chairman of Keizai Doyukai’s Project Team for Empowerment of Japan Hands. Mr. Tada visited DC to discuss Empowerment of the JET Program following his delivery of a keynote speech at the JETAA National Conference in Seattle, Washington. Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate […]

One of CEPEX’s founders, Yukio Tada, was in Washington, DC for business last week. Even given his hectic schedule, he was able to meet with Great Falls Elementary PTA members for lunch. Great Falls Elementary is fortunate to be part of Fairfax County Public School’s Partial Language Immersion Program for Japanese.  Approximately 25% of its students […]

On Saturday, November 27th, the  Global Policy Initiative (GPI) held its 2010 Tokyo Forum at Josai International University with the support of CEPEX. Chairman of the Board Yukio Tada was on hand for the event and gave closing remarks. Justin Manger, from the CEPEX Washington, D.C., office was in Tokyo for business and dropped by briefly […]

CEPEX, in conjunction with the CU Center for Asian Studies, hosted its first ever seminar on U.S.-Japan environmental sustainability at the University of Colorado, Boulder on Tuesday, November 8th. The event was a huge success with approximately 60 students, educators, and members of the community braving snowy weather to attend. The event brought together those passionate about […]

CEPEX co-sponsored the first ISG (International Study Group) closed workshop on “Building Sustainable Peace and Security” with the Gulf Research Center and Sojitz Research Institute at the Japanese Diet Members Building on Tuesday, October 26. This event was a brand new initiative and “Chatham House Rules” applied. 1. Topics: In addition to Far East Asia, […]

Join the Center for Professional Exchange (CEPEX) and the University of Colorado’s Center for Asian Studies (CAS) for a seminar exploring how Japan, one of the world’s most energy efficient countries, and Colorado, a leader in the U.S., can move toward sustainability and work together in bringing about a cleaner, greener world. See promotional flier here. […]

On Saturday, October 16, CEPEX hosted an informal, off the record dinner with former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and current LDP Party Shadow Cabinet Foreign Minister Itsunori Onodera. The event was attended by approximately thirty-five guests and took place at Tono Sushi in Woodley Park. In attendance were many former JETs who have continued […]