2010 Trade Mission to Asia – Tokyo, Japan

2010 Trade Mission to Asia – Tokyo, Japan

Day Four, Monday, September 13 (continued)

From Shanghai to Tokyo, the CalChamber delegation flew with Japan Airlines. After checking into the Park Hyatt, the delegates quickly headed to the U.S. Ambassador’s residence for a reception. The California Chamber of Commerce hosted this reception featuring Ambassador John Roos and Governor Schwarzenegger. It was held at the Ambassador’s residence, a historic building that has been home to 16 U.S. Ambassador’s to Japan, including General MacArthur.

Susanne Stirling, CalChamber, introducing the Ambassador and the Governor.

Governor Schwarzenegger greeting Ambassador Roos
Photo by Peter Grigsby, Office of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Rusty Gregory (Mammoth Mountain), Caroline Beteta (California Travel and Tourism Commission),
Susanne Stirling (CalChamber), Ambassador Roos, Secretary A.G. Kawamura (California Department of Food and Agriculture).

Day Five, Tuesday, September 14

The CalChamber delegation attended the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan breakfast, featuring Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as a speaker. The breakfast was held at the Keio Plaza and featured a conversation between the Governor and Mr. Barry Bergmann, Director of Sales with United Airlines – Japan.

Governor Schwarzenegger with Barry Bergmann, United Airlines

Governor Schwarzenegger and Barry Bergmann enjoying a laugh
Photo by Peter Grigsby, Office of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Following this breakfast, the Governor announced that a key APEC 2011 meeting will be held in San Francisco. Governor Schwarzenegger’s Statement 9-13-10
See Also: www.calchamber.com/APEC

Having some free time, the CalChamber delegation visited the Meiji Shinto Shrine in the middle of Tokyo. Dedicated to nature, this was a lovely and much-needed walk through the park and a breath of fresh air.

Wine barrel paintings

Hand cleansing station at Shrine Entrance

Main entrance to the Shrine

Day Five Continues in Seoul

General InformationCIA World Factbook
Tokyo Transportation
Tokyo Places of InterestU.S. Embassy Japan, Tokyo
1-10-5 Akasaka
Tokyo 107-8420
Phone: 03-3224-5000
Fax: 03-3505-1862

Contact Info
U.S. Citizen Services (hours, location)

Accommodations: Park Hyatt, Tokyo
3-7-1-2 Nishi Shinjuku,
Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo, Japan 163-1055
Tel: +81 3 5322 1234