Japan Society 2023 Annual Dinner

June 14, 2023
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Held at Cipriani 42nd Street
(110 East 42nd Street)
Black Tie Optional

We are pleased to welcome you back to our Annual Dinner in 2023. The Japan Society Annual Dinner attracts approximately 700 prominent business and diplomatic leaders. Since interest in attending this event is high, we urge you to make your reservation as soon as possible. Please complete and return the registration form to secure your participation.

Keynote Speakers and Co-Recipients of Japan Society Award

James P. Gorman
Chairman and CEO
Morgan Stanley
Nobuyuki Hirano
Senior Advisor
MUFG Bank, Ltd.

Moderated by:

Merit E. Janow
Dean Emerita, School of International & Public Affairs
Professor of Practice, International Economic Law & International Affairs, Columbia University

Japan Society Award Recipient:

Masamichi Udagawa
Antenna Design

Master of Ceremonies:

Junko Kubo
TV Anchor/Journalist


Kaoru Watanabe

2023 Annual Dinner Gala Chair

Keishi Hotsuki
Senior Advisor
Morgan Stanley

Masatoshi Komoriya
Executive Chairman of the Board
MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation

Ernie Thrasher
Chief Executive Officer & Chief Marketing Officer
Xcoal Energy & Resources

2023 Annual Dinner Vice Chairs

Neil Barr
Managing Director
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Michael Froman
Vice Chairman and President, Strategic Growth

Tetsuo Kawate
President & CEO
Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)

Alan S. MacDonald
Chief Client Officer
Citibank, N.A.

Donald J. Toumey
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Sayu Ueno
President & CEO
Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.

Tomonori Wada
President & CEO
Sumitomo Corporation of Americas


Untitled, undated
Kyohei Inukai (1913-1985)

Annual Dinner attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to bid on this excellent print by Kyohei Inukai, signed by the artist. Learn More


Gala Chair Table$75,000
Vice Chair Table$50,000
Sponsor Table$30,000
Leadership Table$20,000
Patron Table$10,000
Gala Ticket$5,000
Sponsor Ticket$3,000
Leadership Ticket$2,000

View benefits and download the registration form (PDF).

Tel: (212) 715-1219
E-mail: [email protected]
Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

  • Wednesday, June 14, 2023
  • 6:30 pm
  • In-Person Event
  • Registration