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A Seminar on

Disaster Preparedness & Quick Recovery in Hawaii

December 13, 2022
Registration – 4:00PM
Panel Discussion – 4:30-6:30PM
Networking Reception – 6:30-7:30PM

Hawaii Imin International Conference Center

Jefferson Hall, Koi Room
1777 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848

Thanks to the generous support of Keidanren USA and the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu, there is no cost to attend.

JOIN US on Tuesday, December 13 for "A Seminar on Disaster Preparedness & Quick Recovery in Hawaii," hosted by the Japan-America Society of Hawaii, Keidanren USA, Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu, and the East-West Center.

Panelists from Hawaii are:

  • Mr. David Lopez, Executive Officer, Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HiEMA)

  • Mr. Makoto (Mark) Yoda, CEO & President of First Insurance Company of Hawaii (Tokio Marine)

  • Dr. Karl Kim, Executive Director of the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center and Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  • Mr. Yoh Kawanami, Director, Customer Energy Resources – Operations, Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO)


Panelists from Japan:

  • Mr. Naohisa Kitada, General Manager, Central Japan Railway Company, Washington, D.C.

  • Mr. Taichi Imamura, T&D Research Manager, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO), Washington, D.C.

  • Mr. Bart Beavers, Business Development Manager, NEC Corporation of America

The Moderator will be Ms. Suzanne Vares-Lum, President, East-West Center.

Parking: After 4:00 pm and until 8:00pm, parking is permissible in any non-reserved stall and is free.  Parking before 4:00pm is $3/half hour and may be paid at the Pay Stations located near the stalls in each lot by credit card only.  No cash. Parking lots behind the Kennedy Theatre and next to the Center for Korean Studies are recommended for this event. Click here to review UH’s parking policies. We will not be responsible for any parking tickets or towing.

Questions? Contact JASH Director of Membership & Programs, Lila Frisbie at lfrisbie@jashawaii.org or 808-524-4450.