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May
20
Thu
2021
The State of U.S. – Japan Economic Relations: What’s Working and What’s Needed
May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA is a non-partisan organization dedicated to deepening the understanding of and strengthening the relationship between the United States and Japan for the benefit of a free and open international community.
On Thursday, May 20th from 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm EDT, we will be hosting a virtual event titled “The State of U.S.-Japan Economic Relations: What’s Working and What’s Needed,” featuring three representatives of Japanese private sector firms with significant business activities in the United States: Mr. Kenichiro Mizoguchi, General Manager of Hitachi’s Washington, DC Office, Mr. Shinsuke Takahashi, Chairman of the Board and Head of Government Relations at the NEC Corporation of America, and Ms. Misato Kogure, Director of Business Development and Environmental Affairs at Daikin U.S. Corporation.
This event will focus on the importance of economic strategy in the U.S.-Japan relationship, and our speakers will discuss not only their firm’s approaches to business operations in the United States but also the future of U.S.-Japan economic relations. Further event details, including registration information and speaker bios, are available on the attached invitation.
The link to the event page on the Sasakawa USA is available here.
Jun
4
Fri
2021
Wings of the City comes to Greenville, SC
Jun 4 all-day
The City of Greenville announced that we will be the first city on the east coast of the US to host the monumental bronze sculpture collection — Wings of the City — by world-renowned Mexican artist Jorge Marín.

The nine sculptures will arrive in town on April 2 and remain on display throughout Falls Park + on the campus of the Peace Center until OctoberClick here for an interactive map to view the future locations of the works of art. #ProTip — If you click on each pin on the map, you can view the name of the sculpture, the year it was created, its size, and a brief description of the inspiration behind its creation.

Map of Wings of the City Sculptures
Map of Wings of the City Sculptures

Previously, the iconic sculpture from the collection Alas de México (alas means wings in Spanish) has even *flown* to Sacramento, CA; Denver, CO; Dubai; and Istanbul.

The city partnered with the Hispanic Alliance, the Jorge Marín Foundation, Bank of America, and others to secure the exhibition of this collection in Greenville. The collection is expected to draw visitors from across the region and Adela Mendoza, executive director of the Hispanic Alliance of SC, said, ‘Wings of the City’ highlights the importance of migration and the cultural exchange that enriches societies…This world-class exhibit celebrates the global spirit of the Upstate — symbolizing human connection across distance, and the role of art as a universal language.”

Jul
2
Fri
2021
Wings of the City comes to Greenville, SC
Jul 2 all-day
The City of Greenville announced that we will be the first city on the east coast of the US to host the monumental bronze sculpture collection — Wings of the City — by world-renowned Mexican artist Jorge Marín.

The nine sculptures will arrive in town on April 2 and remain on display throughout Falls Park + on the campus of the Peace Center until OctoberClick here for an interactive map to view the future locations of the works of art. #ProTip — If you click on each pin on the map, you can view the name of the sculpture, the year it was created, its size, and a brief description of the inspiration behind its creation.

Map of Wings of the City Sculptures
Map of Wings of the City Sculptures

Previously, the iconic sculpture from the collection Alas de México (alas means wings in Spanish) has even *flown* to Sacramento, CA; Denver, CO; Dubai; and Istanbul.

The city partnered with the Hispanic Alliance, the Jorge Marín Foundation, Bank of America, and others to secure the exhibition of this collection in Greenville. The collection is expected to draw visitors from across the region and Adela Mendoza, executive director of the Hispanic Alliance of SC, said, ‘Wings of the City’ highlights the importance of migration and the cultural exchange that enriches societies…This world-class exhibit celebrates the global spirit of the Upstate — symbolizing human connection across distance, and the role of art as a universal language.”

Aug
6
Fri
2021
Wings of the City comes to Greenville, SC
Aug 6 all-day
The City of Greenville announced that we will be the first city on the east coast of the US to host the monumental bronze sculpture collection — Wings of the City — by world-renowned Mexican artist Jorge Marín.

The nine sculptures will arrive in town on April 2 and remain on display throughout Falls Park + on the campus of the Peace Center until OctoberClick here for an interactive map to view the future locations of the works of art. #ProTip — If you click on each pin on the map, you can view the name of the sculpture, the year it was created, its size, and a brief description of the inspiration behind its creation.

Map of Wings of the City Sculptures
Map of Wings of the City Sculptures

Previously, the iconic sculpture from the collection Alas de México (alas means wings in Spanish) has even *flown* to Sacramento, CA; Denver, CO; Dubai; and Istanbul.

The city partnered with the Hispanic Alliance, the Jorge Marín Foundation, Bank of America, and others to secure the exhibition of this collection in Greenville. The collection is expected to draw visitors from across the region and Adela Mendoza, executive director of the Hispanic Alliance of SC, said, ‘Wings of the City’ highlights the importance of migration and the cultural exchange that enriches societies…This world-class exhibit celebrates the global spirit of the Upstate — symbolizing human connection across distance, and the role of art as a universal language.”

Sep
3
Fri
2021
Wings of the City comes to Greenville, SC
Sep 3 all-day
The City of Greenville announced that we will be the first city on the east coast of the US to host the monumental bronze sculpture collection — Wings of the City — by world-renowned Mexican artist Jorge Marín.

The nine sculptures will arrive in town on April 2 and remain on display throughout Falls Park + on the campus of the Peace Center until OctoberClick here for an interactive map to view the future locations of the works of art. #ProTip — If you click on each pin on the map, you can view the name of the sculpture, the year it was created, its size, and a brief description of the inspiration behind its creation.

Map of Wings of the City Sculptures
Map of Wings of the City Sculptures

Previously, the iconic sculpture from the collection Alas de México (alas means wings in Spanish) has even *flown* to Sacramento, CA; Denver, CO; Dubai; and Istanbul.

The city partnered with the Hispanic Alliance, the Jorge Marín Foundation, Bank of America, and others to secure the exhibition of this collection in Greenville. The collection is expected to draw visitors from across the region and Adela Mendoza, executive director of the Hispanic Alliance of SC, said, ‘Wings of the City’ highlights the importance of migration and the cultural exchange that enriches societies…This world-class exhibit celebrates the global spirit of the Upstate — symbolizing human connection across distance, and the role of art as a universal language.”