Japan 360


Event Details

March 14-15, 2018
Creighton University
Mike & Josie Harper Center
All events are open to the public. Please register for the lecture and panel discussion. All other events do not require registration.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Japan in the Global Marketplace: A Dialogue with Professor Koichi Hamada, Special Economic Advisor to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe​

12:30-2 p.m., Harper Center 3028
Participating panelists: 

  • Trent Wachner, PhD, Creighton Heider College of Business
  • Robert Kumaki, US-Japan Council
  • Andy Schilling, former US State Department Official.

A reception will follow.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Podcast Series

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Harper Center Ballroom, Section A
Video presentations will be available throughout the day, including opportunities for conversation and interaction with students and guests.

  1. Podcast Live from Tokyo: NHK World of Japan: NHK Newsline, Asian Inside, World Heritage Wonder
  2. Podcast Live Interviews and conversations on Creighton campus: Japan 360: Asian Studies Group Project, including JPN 112 (Japanese for Daily Life), ASN 300 (Asian Studies, PLS 315 (Asian Politics) and MKT 363 A and B (Global Marketing) classes/

Elegance Forever: Friendship through Flowers

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Harper Center Ballroom, Section B
Professional florists will be exhibiting floral designs in a Japanese style known as Ikebana.   

  1. Ikebana—Live Flower Art Exhibit
  2. Ikebana Shows through Live Galleries in Tokyo and the World

Coordinators: Mrs. Emiko Ward: President, Ikebana International Omaha Chapter, and Mrs. Ruth Smith, Past President, Ikebana International Omaha Chapter.

Joy Shared: Tea Ceremony, Sushi Making and Koto Music Performance

Harper Center Ballroom, Section C
Tea artists, chefs, and musicians will demonstrate aspects of Japanese culture and tradition.

9:30-10 a.m.: Tea Ceremony
10:30-11 a.m.: Sushi Demonstration
11:30 a.m.-noon: Koto Music Performance
noon-12:30 p.m.: Sushi Demonstration
2:30-3 p.m.: Tea Ceremony

Coordinators: Professor Emiko Unno, Miss Yukiko Shimono, Mrs. Yoshie Mizuno and Mr. Tomoko Shepard

Journeys to Japan Cherished–Conversations of Appreciation

Harper Center Ballroom, Section D
A series of conversations with Americans whose lives have been touched by experiences with Japanese people and cultures. Speakers will provide short presentations with opportunities for interaction and dialogue with visitors and guests. All are welcome to join the conversation at any time.

9-10 a.m.: Japanese Anime in American Culture
Fernando Y. Zhuang, Doctor of Pharmacy Student, Creighton University

10-11 a.m.: Road to the Championship: A Conversation on Judo
Emma Winters, National Judo Champion

11 a.m.-noon: Speaking at Osaka Women’s College: September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
Nancy Meyer, Cedar Bluffs, Neb.

12:30-1:45 p.m.:  Teaching “Space, Place, and Life: A Literary Journey through Japan”
Professors Joseph McClanahan and Emiko Unno (Class meeting, all are welcome)

2-3 p.m.: Working in Japan as a Diplomat 
Andy Schilling, former US State Department Official​

3-4 p.m.: Celebration of US-Japan Friendship through Sister City Relations
Sue Mehaffey, Omaha Sister Cities Association Board Member and Director

Lecture and Panel Discussion: “Assessing Abenomics: Prospects for Growth in a Global Economy”​ with Professor Koichi Hamada, Special Economic Advisor to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe

7:30-8:30 p.m., Harper Center Auditorium

All events are open to the public. Please register for the lecture and panel discussion. All other events do not require registration.