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President’s First Word

April 2012

Mr. Tony Sakuda, President 会頭 佐久田 トニー Okinawa’s beaches are open, the weather is beautiful, and your American Chamber of Commerce in Okinawa is reaching out to the community in numerous ways. In a nutshell, we’re engaging with many organizations, and solicit your support and assistance as we endeavor to make our Chamber better. As your president, I’ve been busy attending numerous meetings and functions in response to invitations for ACCO to join hand-in-hand with events. The 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival Committee Meeting is an example; last year’s event drew a total of 7,363 people, including 5,317 from overseas. Vice President Lemont Whiteside and I are already committed—and committing ACCO—to involvement in the 6th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival in 2016. We’ve also joined forces with the Hawaii-Okinawa partnership on Clean and Efficient Energy Development and Deployment, meeting with the 4th Task Force meeting to determine how ACCO can best interface with the organization’s goals. We’ll be presenting ideas at future ACCO events. We had ACCO members involved in the 2nd Junior Baseball Camp in Okinawa in late March, an event sponsored by the Chatan Town Sports Tourism Project. Okinawa’s youth are our future, and ACCO is proud to be a co-host organization. As we look to the future, a word about our March Military Commander’s Panel. The turnout was excellent on your part, and we hope you found our senior military leadership presentations to be informative. We’re linked to our military neighbors year-around, so anytime you’ve

a question, comment or idea, please pass them to our Chamber leadership. I want to personally invite EVERY member to join ACCO for a “Chamber Connection” membership networking event on April 20th, 7 p.m. at the Seamen’s Club Naha. We will be introducing our recent new ACCO members while at the same time inviting prospective members to come and meet our officers, governors and committee chairpersons. The objective: growing and strengthening our Chamber through increased one-on-one contact with you. Chamber Connection details are elsewhere in this issue of the Colleague. See you all soon and thank you for your support. 沖縄では海開きが始まり、素晴らしい天気になってきました。 在沖米国商工会議所(ACCO)は、いろいろな形で地域とかかわっ ています。多くの団体とかかわっており、ACCOをより良いものに するため皆様の温かいご支援をお願いいたします。 私はACCOを代表し、いろいろな会議や行事に出席していま す。3月22日(木)には「第5回世界のウチナーンチュ大会」第5回実 行委員会・懇親会へ出席しました。昨年10月に開催された大会へ は、県外から7,363人の参加があり、そのうち5,317人が海外から の参加です。レモント・ホワイトサイドACCO副会頭と私は、すでに 2016年に開催される第6回大会への参加を決めました。 3月23日(金)には、「クリーン・省エネルギー開発と展開に関す るハワイ州・沖縄県のパートナーシップ」第4回タスクフォース会合 へ出席しました。3月25日(日)、26日(月)には、北谷町スポーツツ ーリズムプロジェクト実行委員会主催の第2回沖縄県少年少女野 球キャンプが北谷公園野球場にて開 5ページへつづく 催されました。ACCOがこのイベントに Continued on Page 5

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The American Chamber of Commerce in Okinawa

2012 Officers President

Tony Sakuda Okinawa Tourist Service

Vice President

Lemont Whiteside American Engineering Corp.

Vice President

Justin Wentworth IV Lloyd & Heinz, Ltd.

Secretary

Mickey Weissert KDDI Okinawa Co., Ltd.

Treasurer

Richard Boudreault American Engineering Corp.

2012 Board of Governors James Pogue, Immediate Past President Fareast Service Company Walt Christiansen United Seamen’s Service Hawari Habrawi Phoenix Corporation Nobukatsu Miyaguni NoBu Jarrett Ota Individual Member Bien Panganiban Ryukyu Classical Academy Ray Payne Eastern Star Corporation Joseph C. Thompson J.C. Thompson Corporation Sayaka Toyokawa Interlink Okinawa Ltd.

Past Presidents Justin Wentworth III - ‘85, ‘88, ‘89 Lloyd & Heinz, Ltd. Gilbert Hoffman - ‘88, ‘94, ‘95 Sunabe Corporation Joseph Thompson - ‘96, ‘97, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07 J.C. Thompson Corporation Michael Oshiro - ‘98, ‘99 Ameku Enterprise, Ltd. Michael Kelly - ‘01, ‘02 Aladdin Trading Co. Walt Christiansen - ‘03, ‘04 United Seamen’s Service William Kelly - ‘08, ‘09 Trans World Assurance Company

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April 2012 Guest Speaker Marc M. Wall マーク・M・ウォール Minister-Counselor Economic and Science Affairs Embassy of the United States of America, Tokyo, Japan

The American Chamber of Commerce in Okinawa

Committees

在日米国大使館 経済・科学 担当公使

Protocol Committee Committee Chair:

Prof. Bien Panganiban

Membership Committee Committee Chair:

Justin Wentworth IV

Trade & Labor Committee / OJACC Committee Chair: Vice Committee Chair:

Joseph C. Thompson Munenori Gushiken

Financial & Tax Committee Committee Chair:

Richard Boudreault

Special Events Committee Committee Chair: Walt Christiansen Vice Committee Chair: Rose Liggayu-Raymundo

Programs Committee Committee Chair: Advisor:

Sayaka Toyokaya James Pogue

APCAC Liaison Committee Chair:

Ray Payne

Military Liaison Committee Committee Chair: Vice Committee Chair:

Lemont Whiteside Art Arao

Constitution By-Laws Committee Chair:

Jusin Wentworth IV

Public Relations / Community Relations Committee Committee Chair: Vice Committee Chair:

Jarrett Ota Dr. Scott Goldberg

Local Liaison Committee Committee Chair: Vice Committee Chair:

Sayaka Toyokawa Nobukatsu Miyaguni

Information Technology Committee Committee Chair: Advisor:

Paul Laman Mickey Weissert

Nominating Committee Committee Chair:

Hawari Habrawi

Tourism & Hospitality Committee Committee Co-Chair: Committee Co-Chair: Committee Vice-Chair:

Dennis Tortona Carl Bastian Cindy Kawaguchi

Education Committee Committee Chair:

Mike Holland

Marc Wall is Minister Counselor for Economic and Science Affairs in the U.S. Embassy to Japan. He departed the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad in July 2009 after serving eleven months as Coordinator for Economic Transition. His responsibilities included overseeing post-conflict initiatives in support of reconstruction and development in Iraq. As U.S. Ambassador to Chad from 2004 to 2007, he worked to strengthen cooperation on counterterrorism, oil, and democracy in a country in the throes of an internal insurgency. He was deeply engaged in diplomatic efforts on Darfur and the international response to the needs of the hundreds of thousands of refugees and displaced persons on the Chad-Sudan border. After postings early in his career in Cote d’Ivoire and Zimbabwe, Mr. Wall concentrated on the Far East. In assignments in Beijing and later in Taipei, he was instrumental in negotiations that led to China’s and Taiwan’s accession to the World Trade Organization. In his work with the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, he traveled frequently to Japan and Southeast Asia for meetings with senior Asian officials. Later he served as senior advisor to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a Congressional panel charged with assessing U.S. relations with China. His assignments in Washington have addressed key issues in U.S. economic relations with Asia, Africa, and other developing markets. He has served as special assistant to the Under Secretary for Economic and Agricultural Affairs, member of Secretary of State Shultz’s Policy Planning Council, director of the economic offices in the Bureau of Asian and Pacific Affairs and of African Affairs, and economic officer in various positions in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. Mr. Wall has had various fellowships and teaching positions. He has taught at Georgetown University, the City College of New York, the National Defense University’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and The George Washington University’s Program for International Studies in Asia. Mr. Wall has an AB with honors in history from Princeton University and an MIA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He speaks French and some Chinese.

マーク・ウォールは2009年11月、在日米国大使館経済担当公使(現在、経済・科学担 当公使)に着任した。それ以前は、2009年7月までの11カ月間、在イラク米国大使館経 済移行調整官として、イラクの復興・開発を支援する紛争解決後の取り組みの所管等を 担当した。  2004年から2007年まで駐チャド米国大使として、内乱の真っ只中にある同国で、テ ロ対策、石油および民主主義の問題での協力強化に取り組んだ。またダルフール問題 での外交努力や、数十万人に及ぶチャド・スーダン国境の難民および避難民の要求に 対応する国際活動に深く関わった。  国務省入省直後にはコートジボアールおよびジンバブエに勤務したが、その後は主 に極東地域を担当した。北京およびその後の台北での勤務では、中国および台湾の世 界貿易機関(WTO)への加盟につながった交渉に力を尽くした。アジア太平洋経済協力 会議(APEC)を担当していた時には、アジアの政府高官との会合のため、日本および東 南アジアを頻繁に訪れた。後に、米中関係の評価を行う連邦議会の委員会「米中経済 安保調査委員会」の上級アドバイザーも務めた。  ワシントンでは、アジア、アフリカおよび他の途上国市場との米国の経済関係にお ける主要課題に取り組み、国務次官(経済・農業担当)の特別補佐官、シュルツ国務長 官の政策企画評議会のメンバー、アジア・太平洋局およびアフリカ局の経済部長、経済・ 企業局の複数の部署における経済担当官などを歴任した。  ウォールは、特別研究員および教員としての経験を多数持つ。ジョージタウン大 学、ニューヨーク市立大学、国防総合大学の軍事産業大学、ジョージ・ワシントン大学の アジア国際関係学プログラムで教えたことがある。  プリンストン大学で学士号(歴史学)、コロンビア大学国際公共政策大学院で修士 号(国際関係学)を取得。フランス語および中国語を話す。

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General Membership Meeting

March 8, 2012

2012年(平成24年)3月8日 開催定例会 For our March program we presented our annual Commanders’ Panel. A commander from each branch of the U.S. military on Okinawa briefed our general membership. Our guest panelists were Colonel John C. Wright, Chief of Staff, Marine Corps Installations Pacific/Camp Smedley D. Butler, Captain Richard W. Weathers, Commander, Fleet Activities, Okinawa, Colonel Lance R. Koenig, Commander,10th Support Group, Colonel Roftiel Constantine, Commander, 18th Mission Support Group, Kadena Air Base and Colonel Daniel J. Haas, Chief of Staff, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The presentations were very informative and important. The American Chamber of Commerce in Okinawa is aware of the US military contribution to the economy of Okinawa and that any movements or changes in their policies will affect the Okinawan economy. The briefings were very helpful to get an insight of what is going on and what we can expect in the near future. The American Chamber of Commerce on Okinawa is always thankful for such support from U.S. Commanders on the island and we look forward to future briefings. From left: ACCO President Tony Sakuda, Colonel Roftiel Constantine, Commander, 18th Mission Support Group, Kadena Air Base, Colonel John C. Wright, Chief of Staff, Marine Corps Installations Pacific/Camp Smedley D. Butler, Colonel Lance R. Koenig, Commander,10th Support Group, Captain Richard W. Weathers, Commander, Fleet Activities, Okinawa, Colonel Daniel J. Haas, Chief of Staff, III Marine Expeditionary Force,ACCO Vice President Lemont Whiteside 写真左より 佐久田 トニーACCO会頭、在日嘉手納基地第18任務支援群司令官 ラフティー ル・コンスタンティーン大佐、海兵隊太平洋基地・海兵隊バトラー基地参謀長 ジョン C. ラ イト 大佐、在沖米陸軍第10支援群司令官 ランス R. コーニッグ大佐、在沖米海軍艦隊活動 司令部司令官 リチャードW.ウェザーズ大佐、第三海兵遠征軍参謀長 ダニエル・J・ハース大 佐 、 レモント・ホワイトサイドACCO副会頭

3月定例会では、在沖米四軍司令官、代表の方々を お招きし毎年恒例3月定例会プログラム「コマンダーズ パネル」が開催されました。現在の状況、沖縄における

任務についての構想の状況についてご説明をいた だきました。海兵隊太平洋基地・海兵隊バトラー基地参 謀長 ジョン C. ライト 大佐、在沖米海軍艦隊活動司 令部司令官 リチャードW.ウェザーズ大佐、在沖米陸 軍第10支援群司令官 ランス R. コーニッグ大佐、在日嘉手納基地第18任務支援群司令官 ラフティール・コンスタンティーン 大佐 、第三海兵遠征軍参謀長 ダニエル・J・ハース大佐にご講演いただき、大変有益で重要なご説明をいただきました。在 沖米国商工会議所は、米軍の沖縄経済への貢献を認識しており、米軍の活動や方針の変更が沖縄経済へ影響を与えるこ とになるでしょう。説明会は、状況を理解し、将来、何が期待できるかを理解する大変役立つものとなりました。 在沖米四軍司令官の在沖米国商工会議所へのご支援に心よりお礼申し上げ、今後の説明会の開催を楽しみにしており ます。

New Members

From left: Mr. Yasushi Masumoto, President, U.S. Mart Okinawa Ltd. and ACCO President Tony Sakuda 写真左より US.マート沖縄(有) 桝 本 祥様、 佐久田 トニーACCO会頭

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From left: ACCO President Tony Sakuda and Mr. Kaoru Shimabukuro, President, Okinawa Enetech Co., Inc. 写真左より 株式会社沖縄エネテック 代表取締役 島袋 薫様、 佐久田 トニーACCO会頭

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Education Committee

From left: ACCO Member Hazuki Oshiro, Louvre Preschool, ACCO Member Masato Chinen, Okinawa International School, ACCO Education Committee Chair Mr. Mike Holland, Dr. Mikio Higa, Special Advisor, The Terrace Hotels Corporation, ACCO Member Kae Chinen, DUO International Language School, Asako Kameya, English Teachers in Okinawa 写真左より ルーブル保育園 園長 大城 葉月ACCO会員、オキ ナワインターナショナルスクール 知念 正人ACCO会員、 マイク・ホーランドACCO教育委員会委員長、ザ・テラスホテルズ株式会社 特別顧問 比嘉 幹郎 様、(有)デュオ 知念 加恵ACCO会員、イングリッシュ ティーチャーズ イン オキナワ 亀谷 麻子様

The Education Committee held its first meeting on 15 March at the Naha Terrace Hotel. Education Committee Mission Statement (draft) The American Chamber of Commerce in Okinawa (ACCO) is a business organization but we recognize the educational and professional needs of Okinawa. We have made a commitment to promote and raise the level on English & IT in Okinawa as well as to make Okinawa more global and international. We are all aware that globalization progresses rapidly and English has become the number one international language in the world today. This is why the ACCO and its partnering groups, companies, organizations (for example, the US Consulate in Naha) have taken an active approach in the training and development of English & IT in 1ページよりつづき Continued from Page 1

協力することができ大変嬉しく 思います。 3月定例会プログラム「コマ ンダーズパネル」には多くの会員様、ゲストの方々に出席いた だきました。在沖米軍司令官、代表の方々に大変有益で重要 なご説明をいただきました。

Okinawa. Our focus is to not only provide a higher level of English, but also provide the best possible opportunities for the people of Okinawa. 第一回ACCO教育委員会ミーティングが3月15日(木)に開 催されました。 ACCO教育委員会活動計画(案) ACCOはビジネス団体ですが、沖縄の教育や専門ニーズ を認識しています。沖縄の英語とITの推進とレベル向上、沖 縄のさらなる国際化を目指すため計画を立てました。グロー バル化が急速に進み 今日、英語は国際語となっています。 ACCOは、団体、企業、在沖米国総領事館などの機関と 提携し、沖縄の英語やITの教育研修に対し積極的な取り組 みを行います。より高いレベルの英語教育の提供だけでな く、沖縄の人々に最高の機会を提供することに焦点を合わせ ています。 「チェンバーコネクション」が4月20日(金)午後7時よりシー メンズ・クラブにて開催されます。新会員紹介や、ACCOへの 入会を検討されている方々がACCO役員・理事、委員会担当 者に会える機会です。一対一の交流でACCOの拡大、強化を 図ることを目的としています。

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The Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) 2012 U.S.-Asia Business Summit Over 500 people from around the Asia-Pacific region gathered at the Prince Park Tower hotel in Tokyo on March 1st and 2nd for the 2012 APCAC U.S.-Asia Business Summit, hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ). The summit, an annual event which invites members and guests from the 27 member-chambers of the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC), is hosted each year by a different APCAC Chamber from around the region. This year’s summit marked the first time in 28 years that the ACCJ hosted, and attendance numbers were unprecedented. Several members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Okinawa and Consul General Raymond F. Greene attended the summit as representatives from Okinawa. His Excellency Yoshihiko Noda, Prime Minister of Japan, made a brief appearance on the second day of the summit, speaking to an audience of around 550. The Prime Minister spoke about the U.S.-Japan alliance and thanked the audience for the outpouring of support and assistance from both the public and private sectors of the U.S. for those affected by the tragedies last year in Tohoku. He spoke further about the recovery and reconstruction efforts in the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and stated that as a result of the supply chain having fully recovery, there are no barriers to doing business with Japan. The Prime Minister also encouraged economic cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region and said, “Hand in hand with the United States, we will continue to endeavor to be a cornerstone of an open and free Asia-Pacific region.” Read more at http://www.apcacjapan.com/ More photos at

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2012年3月1日、2日の2日間にわたり、ACCJ主催の APCAC 2012 米国アジア・ビジネスサミットがザ・プリンスパ ークタワー東京にて開催されました。21カ国・地域の27の米 国商工会議所を擁する米国商工会議所アジア太平洋協会 (APCAC)では、毎年加盟国・地域において同ビジネスサミッ トを開催しておりますが、今回は28年ぶりに東京での開催と なり、500名以上の参加者を記録しました。沖縄からの代表

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として、数名のACCO役員・理事、会員と在沖米国総領事館  レイモンド・F・グリーン総領事がサミットへ出席しました。 総勢55名以上にもおよぶスピーカーには、野田佳彦総 理、枝野幸男経済産業大臣、ナイズ米国務副長官、ルース 駐日米国大使、サンチェス米国商務省国際貿易担当次官 補、カトラー米国通商代表部代表補など多数の政府関係者 が含まれています。また、ケイデン•シティグループ副会長、ト ペタ•メットライフ副会長、新浪•ローソン社長、三木谷•楽天社 長、ライス•米GE副会長など、ビジネス界からも多数のリーダ ーが2日間にわたり集結しました。 2日間にわたって、TPPとアジアにおける貿易構築、グロ ーバルサプライチェーンにおける危機管理や事業継続、イノ ベーションと起業家の役割、イノベーションを実現するインフ ラ整備と地域活性化、エネルギーと環境、アジアにおける金 融改革、ヘルスケアとTPPなど、ビジネスリーダーのかたが たに関心の高いテーマでのパネルディスカッションが開催さ れ、いずれも会場からの活発な質疑が相次ぎました。 3月2日(金)に開催されました昼食イベントにおける特別 講演で、野田総理は次のように述べました。 「東日本大震災からほぼ一年を経た時期に、このビジネ スサミットが日本で開催されることは、復興を通じた日本再 生の力を実感して頂く貴重な機会と考えます。」 続いて、「日米同盟はこの地域、更には世界の安定と繁 栄のための公共財です。我が国は、強固な日米同盟を基軸 に、幅広い国・地域が参加する様々な地域協力の枠組みを 活用しながら、重層的な協力関係を構築してきます。特に経 済面では、この地域の更なる成長や『アジア太平洋自由貿 易圏』の実現に向け、米国とも緊密に連携し、この地域のル ールメイキングに主導的な役割を果たしていく考えです。」と 述べた後、「本年は、米国に桜が寄贈されて100周年です。 両国の首都を美しく飾る桜の花のように、日米両国の関係を 未来に向けてますます深みのある色合いのものとしていき たいと考えます」と締めくくりました。 http://jpn.apcacjapan.com/ ACCOの写真集 

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On Sunday, 25 March, American Chamber of Commerce President Tony Sakuda welcomed children’s baseball teams from around Okinawa at the Chatan Baseball Stadium. Several veteran professional baseball players visited Okinawa for the two-day event where the children had the rare opportunity to learn baseball from real professionals. 3月25日(日)、北谷町スポーツツーリズムプロジェクト実行委員 会主催の第2回沖縄県少年少女野球キャンプが北谷公園野球場に て開催され、佐久田 トニーACCO会頭が開会式にて参加児童を激 励しました。キャンプへは県内外の少年野球チームと米軍基地内の 少年野球チームが参加し、プロ野球選手を目指す子どもたちは、元 プロ野球選手からの指導を受けるまたとない機会となりました。

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government to open markets and ensure a level playing field. He offered the full support of the Department of State, including its network of embassies and consulates abroad, in achieving this goal.

Washington, DC February 21 - 22, 2012 The

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He was followed by United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk, who discussed the U.S. government’s broad trade agenda, including the National Export Initiative (NEI); U.S. support for Russia’s recent accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO); the implementation of our bilateral trade agreements with Korea, Colombia, and Panama; negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement; and the new interagency Trade Enforcement Center. Tom Donohue, President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, called on government to put in place realistic policies to encourage growth, including a bold trade agenda focusing on expansion of the TPP, creation of a new transatlantic trade pact with the European Union, support for the WTO and expanded free trade agreement partnerships.

inessConference Conference welcomed 200 representatives of U.S. business welcomed 200 representatives of U.S. business support organizations and U.S. corporations in over 110 countries to the Department of State for two days of dialogue and brainstorming on the U.S. government role in supporting American competitiveness and creating American jobs. The conference showcased the State Department’s renewed commitment to being the most responsive and effective force multiplier for U.S. businesses abroad – and foreign businesses looking to invest here in the United States.

U.S. corporations in over 110 countries to the Department of State for

rainstorming on the U.S. government role in supporting American

Attendees participated in an interactive ng American jobs. The conference showcased the State Department’s panel featuring U.S. Ambassador to South

Africa Donald Gips, U.S. Ambassador to Spain Alan Solomont, Donna Oosthuyse (President of the American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa) and Jaime Malet (Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Spain). Moderated by Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Jose Fernandez, this session established that successful commercial diplomacy necessitates a broad U.S. government approach that does not just mean advocating for U.S. businesses, but advocating for the U.S. “way” of doing business – fair competition, transparent rules, and a level playing field.

ing the most responsive and effective force multiplier for U.S.

An interactive agenda included remarks eign from businesses looking to invest here in the United States. See Tab Vice President Biden, Secretary

list.

Clinton, Commerce Secretary Bryson, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, Boeing CEO James McNerney, and President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Tom Donohue. Attendees participated in breakout sessions on thematic issues from intellectual property rights to creating effective public-private partnerships; and on regional issues from investing in Central Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the New Silk Road to business During the mid-morning and midchallenges in Europe to engaging emerging afternoon, attendees participated in economies in the Asia Pacific. interactive breakout sessions on a variety of Deputy Secretary of State Tom Nides thematic topics. opened the conference, welcoming an A lunch in the Benjamin Franklin Room enthusiastic crowd and noting that the for conference attendees and senior level conference was about the intersection U.S. government officials included keynote of business and diplomacy. He reminded remarks from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham participants that while the private sector has Clinton and Boeing CEO James McNerney. the ability to allocate capital, it is the role of 11ページへつづく Continued on Page 11

ded remarks from Vice President Biden, Secretary Clinton,

n, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, Boeing CEO James

f the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Tom Donohue. Attendees

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tnerships; and on regional issues from investing in Central Asia,

the New Silk Road to business challenges in Europe to engaging

Okinawa Colleague – April 2012 Asia AmCham Pacific. See Tab B for the final agenda.

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“Okinawa First” Vendor Fair

Chatan Nirai Center, Wed. 18 April 2012 Please call 098-859-6237, fax 098-859-6233 or email okinawanfirst@okinawa-ric.or.jp for English language information.

「オキナワン・ファースト」 オキナワン・ファースト」ビジネス フェア 在沖米軍契約事務所・調達部門の

「総合説明会」 総合説明会」と「個別相談会」 個別相談会」 ビジネスパートナーとしての在沖米軍を知るために ビジネスパートナーとしての在沖米軍を知るために

4/18 水開催 受講募集、

受講相談無料 主催:財団法人沖縄県産業振興公社 在沖米国総領事館 協力:在日米軍司令本部( 協力:在日米軍司令本部(横田) 横田)、在沖米軍契約事務所・調達部門(12部門予定) 、在沖米軍契約事務所・調達部門(12部門予定) 後援:在沖米国商工会議所、 後援:在沖米国商工会議所、沖縄商工会議所、北谷町商工会、嘉手納町商工会 在沖米国商工会議所、沖縄商工会議所、北谷町商工会、嘉手納町商工会 県経済の低迷が続く中、米軍基地発注業務への関心が高まっておりま���。 県経済の低迷が続く中、米軍基地発注業務への関心が高まっております。財団法人沖縄県産業 済の低迷が続く中、米軍基地発注業務への関心が高まっております。財団法人沖縄県産業 振興公社と在沖米国総領事館は、県内中小企業の米軍基地ビジネス市場参 振興公社と在沖米国総領事館は、県内中小企業の米軍基地ビジネス市場参入の促進を図るた と在沖米国総領事館は、県内中小企業の米軍基地ビジネス市場参入の促進を図るた め、契約事務所・調達部門の総合説明会を開催します。身近な市場に新たなビジネスチャンスが め、契約事務所・調達部門の総合説明会を開催します。身近な市場に新たなビジネスチャンスが 見込まれる絶好の機会となります。奮ってご参加下さい。 個別相談会も同時開催しております。契約事務所・調達部門の各相談窓口で直接米軍担当者に 質問、または自社(商品)PRが出来ます。是非ご活用下さい。 【申 申込先】 後援の商工会議所・商工会 後援の商工会議所・商工会、もしくは 下記の参加申込書で(FAX)・メールで送付お願いします。 (財)沖縄県産業振興公社 中小企業支援センター 担当:親泊、田代 電話:098-859-6237 fax:098-859-6233 E-mail:okinawanfirst@okinawa-ric.or.jp 【日 時】 4月 18日(水) 受付9:15、説明会9:30~15:00、個別相談会10:00~15:30 【場 所】 ちゃたんニライセンター(カナイホール、ギャラリー北谷) 北谷町字桑江 467-1 【参加条件】 【参加条件】 県内中小企業・個人事業者 【参加料】 無 料 【受 付】 参加申込書で受付ます。 【開催形式】 説明会はカナイホールで昼食休憩時間を挟みながら、1時間ごとに5分間の休憩をと り進行します。個別相談会はギャラリー北谷で各部門窓口を設置し、同時開催します。 ■「説明会」参加 平成 24 年 「説明会」参加申込書 参加申込書(申込書は一人につき一枚記入下さい。) 申込書 会社名

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The Secretary’s remarks outlined her vision for “Jobs Diplomacy” with a clear goal: “just as our companies are ready to out-work, outWashington, DC out-compete their rivals, so we innovate, and February 21 - 22, 2012 intend to be the most effective diplomatic champions for prosperity and growth.” al Business Conference welcomed 200 representatives of U.S. business The Secretary highlighted three key lines of and U.S. corporations in over 110 countries to the Department of State for action as we pursue our economic foreign and brainstorming on the U.S. government role in supporting American policy goals: “first, promoting U.S. businesses reating American jobs. The conference showcased the State Department’s [abroad]; second, attracting investment to being the most responsive and effective force multiplier for U.S. back to the United States; and third, leveling nd foreign businesses looking to invest here in the United States. See Tab the playing field for fair competition.”

ntact list.

The panel n o t e d the complementary efforts of OPIC, ExIm and USTDA, working alongside the private sector to promote exports and growth. They described their respective organizations’ roles in development finance (OPIC), supporting the purchases of U.S. exports (ExIm) and linking U.S. exporters to overseas development projects (USTDA). Day one concluded with a cocktail reception featuring remarks from Vice President Biden. The Vice President highlighted America’s commitment to maintaining competitiveness and supporting U.S. companies and set the stage for day two discussions.

She also reminded participants that smallare as much of Please see the following links for more priority as the large multinationals because Bryson, U.S.aTrade Representative Ron Kirk, Boeing CEO James information: “that is ofwhere most of Attendees the jobs are in the dent of the U.S. Chamber Commerce Tom Donohue. (http://www.state.gov/s/dmr/remarks/2012/184668.htm) United States.” ut sessions on thematic issues from intellectual property rights to creating included remarks Vice President Biden,enterprises Secretary Clinton, andfrom medium-sized

te partnerships; and on regional issuesSecretary from investing in Central Asia, Following Clinton’s

keynote delivered n the Asia Pacific. See Tabto B for the final agenda. remarks highlight the business community’s perspective on Jobs Diplomacy and the State Tom Nides opened the conference broader Economic Statecraft agenda. After /s/dmr/remarks/2012/184668.htm), welcoming an enthusiastic crowd and expressing his great appreciation for our work ence was about the intersection of business and diplomacy. He reminded to support business and exports, McNerney e the private sector has the ability to allocate capital, it is the role of suggested that we do more to implement markets and ensure level playing field.generated He offered the full by support of thePresident’s the aproposals the ncluding itsExport network of embassies and consulates abroad, in achieving this TPP and Council and to advance the other multilateral and bilateral free trade agreements. McNerney also discussed the 1 importance of our ongoing efforts to reform the U.S. export control system and to further expedite visa processing for business travelers and tourists.

, and the New Silk Road to business challenges in Europe to engaging remarks, Boeing CEO McNerney

Participants reconvened for an afternoon plenary session on “What Government Can Do For Business.” Deputy National Security Advisor Michael Froman and Commerce Secretary John Bryson opened the session by thanking State for elevating Economic Statecraft and noting that our effort supports the President’s agenda in promoting exports, creating jobs, and supporting U.S. businesses abroad. The afternoon panel, with Fred Hochberg, Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im); Elizabeth Littlefield, President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC); and Leocadia Zak, Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), was moderated by Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment Robert Hormats.

(http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2012/02/184284.htm)

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