2020 Program

Pre-event (6-7PM) Silent Auction and Vendor Expo Reception

1st Hour

Welcome Message from D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser 7:03-7:05 PM

Greeting from His Excellency Shinsuke J. Sugiyama 7:10 PM

Presentation of Marshall Green Award to International Sake Expert John Gauntner 7:20 PM

Live Discussion with Governor Yuriko Koike & Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, moderated by Wendy Cutler 7:30 PM

2nd Hour

Dinner & Sake from Washington D.C.’s Finest Japanese Chefs*

Virtual Private Dining Rooms 8:02-8:45 PM

Fireside chat with Dr. Sheila Smith (CFR), and the Honorable Kurt Campbell, Moderated by Jake Schlesinger (Wall Street Journal) 8:02-8:45 PM

Closing Kampai from Ambassador William F. Hagerty IV 8:55 PM

*Bento and Gala Gift bag offered to attendees for pick-up in the immediate National Capital region