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May 13, 2014 > Japan Consul General to speak at luncheon

Japan Consul General to speak at luncheon

Submitted By Hayward Chamber of Commerce

Masato Watanabe, Consul General of Japan, will speak on the increasing trade between his country and Northern California when he is hosted at a luncheon by the Hayward Chamber of Commerce on Friday, June 6. Co-hosting the event is the Funabashi-Hayward Sister City Committee, this year celebrating its 28th anniversary.

The luncheon will be held at the Golden Peacock Banquet Hall and Conference Center in Hayward. Reservations are $25 apiece and must be arranged in advance through the chamber website at

ÒHayward is a perfect place for the consul general to discuss the bright future for trade between our countries,Ó said Kim Huggett, president and CEO of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce. ÒHere at the center of the Bay Area a growing number of Hayward companies are keeping our chamber busy issuing certificates of origin for their exports. Last month we joined with the city to host an international trade conference with the U.S. Commercial Service.Ó

According to the Japanese consulate, Northern California is home to 40,000 Japanese nationals and 100,000 persons of Japanese ancestry. An estimated 600 Japanese companies do business in the San Francisco Bay Area and there are 3,000 alumni of the Japanese government-sponsored Japan Exchange and Teaching program.

Supporting the consul generalÕs presentation will be representatives of The Japan External Trade Organization, which promotes foreign investment.

Japan Consul General at Hayward Chamber Luncheon
Friday, June 6
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Golden Peacock Banquet Hall and Conference Center
24989 Santa Clara St, Hayward
(510) 537-2424
Tickets: $25

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