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Remembering Ambassador Robert M. Orr
- Mitsuko Orr
- Glenn S. Fukushima (Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress)
- Jeffrey Kingston (Professor and Director of Asian Studies, Temple University Japan)
- Hans Klemm (Commissioner, Japan-United States Educational Commission)
- Takehiko Nakao (Chairman, The Institute at Mizuho Research & Technologies, Ltd.)
- Christopher Nelson (Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation.)
- James J. Przystup (Senior Research Fellow, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University.)
We are pleased to invite you to a special session to remember the life of Ambassador Robert M. “Skipp” Orr, who recently passed away.
Ambassador Orr had a remarkable career. After branching out from academia, where he taught at Temple University Japan and founded the Institute of Pacific-Rim Studies, he quickly ascended with a career in industry including a five-year tenure as President of Boeing Japan. He held various senior level posts with Motorola in Europe and Japan, in Japan culminating as Vice President and Director of Government Relations. From 2007 to 2010, he served as chairman of the board of the Panasonic Foundation.
In September 2010, Ambassador Orr was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the United States Executive Director with the rank of Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank. He served as ambassador until December 31, 2015.
Ambassador Orr recently received the Order of the Rising Sun, an honor granted by the Emperor of Japan. He has positively impacted various organizations with his leadership including the Kyoto Center for Japanese Studies, Stanford Center for Technology and Innovation, Asian Development Bank Institute, Council of American Ambassadors, Pacific Forum, and National Association of Japan-America Societies. The Ambassador earned a B.A. in History, cum laude, from Florida Atlantic University, M.A. in Government from Georgetown University, and Ph.D. in Political Science from Tokyo University.
Meeting ID: 966 2631 0144
Monday 4 October 2021 10:00 – 11:00 Tokyo
Sunday 3 October 2021 21:00 Washington D.C. | 18:00 California
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Glenn S. Fukushima
Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Glen S. Fukushima, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, former President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan and former deputy assistant United States trade representative for Japan and China.
Professor and Director of Asian Studies, Temple University Japan
Jeffrey Kingston, Professor and Director of Asian Studies, Temple University Japan.
Commissioner, Japan-United States Educational Commission
Hans Klemm, Commissioner, Japan-United States Educational Commission, former US ambassador to East Timor and Romania, and former Minister-Counsellor for Economic Affairs, US Embassy Tokyo.
Chairman, The Institute at Mizuho Research & Technologies, Ltd.
Takehiko Nakao, Chairman of the Institute at Mizuho Research & Technologies, Ltd. former President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and former Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs.
Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation.
Christopher Nelson, Editor, Nelson Report, Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation.
James J. Przystup
Senior Research Fellow, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University.
James J. Przystup, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, former member of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff.