Date: May 22, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Place: DLA Piper LLP, Park Place, Vancouver
Host: CJS / DLA Piper LLP
Please join us at noon on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, for a luncheon event to hear former Canadian Ambassador to Japan Joseph Caron’s perspectives on the Canada-Japan relationship. To mark the 90th Anniversary of Japan-Canada diplomatic relations, Joseph will address the establishment of Canada’s third oldest foreign legation (after Paris and Washington, DC) in 1929, some of the legation’s early activities, “fast-forward” to the roles and responsibilities of serving as Canadian Ambassador to Japan from 2005 to 2008, and address contemporary Canada-Japan issues. Cost: Members $40 and Non-Members $50 (both GST included)
Lunch: Japanese bento box lunch will be provided Registration: Please confirm your attendance to email@example.com
Biography: Joseph Caron served four decades with the Government of Canada in a number of key diplomatic posts including Ambassador to the Peoples' Republic of China (2001 to 2005), Ambassador to Japan (2005 to 2008) and High Commissioner to the Republic of India (2008 to 2010). Mr. Caron is on the Boards of Directors of Vancouver International Airport and Manulife Financial Corporation, which to this day is the largest Canadian investor in Japan. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation and an Honorary Research Associate of the University of British Columbia's Institute of Asian Research. Mr. Caron is also a member of the UBC President’s Committee on China. He holds Honorary Doctorates from York University in Toronto and Meiji Gakuin University in Japan. In 2017, he was named to The Order of the Rising Sun by the Government of Japan, in a ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Please pay by cheque payable to "The Canada-Japan Society of BC” or by cash at the door. If you are paying by cash, exact amount would be greatly appreciated. For planning purposes, please register by e-mail by the end of business May 17, 2018. Please note that we can't accept cancellations after that date and no shows will be charged. We look forward to seeing you on May 22, 2018. Thank you, Canada Japan Society Executive Committee.