May 9th
The Honorable Jun Niimi - Premium Member and Trustee Dinner
At The Center Club

World Affairs Council
of Orange County

In coordination with the

Japan America Society in Southern California

Cordially invites you to attend a special and intimate event:

Premium Member and Trustee Dinner


The Honorable Jun Niimi
Consul General of Japan

“Japan’s Greatest Natural Disaster: Immediate Impact and the Aftermath”

One year ago, Japan, one of the America’s closest allies, suffered an earthquake with a record seismic magnitude of 9.0. The resulting tsunami, with waves reaching 60 feet, caused devastating damage, as well as immediate world wide media attention; 15,854 precious lives were lost, and 3,274 remain missing. The catastrophe raised many questions, including proper preparation for disasters and safety issues for nuclear power and its future. March 11, 2012 marked the one-year anniversary of Japan’s greatest natural disaster. Please join us to personally meet and listen to Consul General Niimi discuss the state of US-Japan relations, as well as the impact and recovery after the earthquake and tsunami; one year later.

The Honorable Jun Niimi, one of the Japanese Foreign Ministry’s rising stars, assumed his post as Consul General in October 2011. His previous international assignments include:

• Diplomatic Assignments in England, Kenya, France, Iran
• Minister at the Embassy of Japan in Russia
• Minister (Deputy Chief of Mission) and Permanent Representative to ESCAP at the Embassy of Japan in Thailand
• Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
• Director of the Overseas Public Relations Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
• Assistant Vice-Minister and
• Deputy Director-General, Trade Policy Bureau at the Ministry of Economy, Trade

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Location: The Center Club
650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, Ca. 92626

6:00 pm Reception * 7:00 pm Dinner * 7:45 pm Program
WAC-OC Premium & JAS members - $75 * Non-Members - $90