The Institute for Education will hold its annual State of the INFO Salon with Mayor Muriel Bowser, District of Columbia. The evening salon will be hosted by H.E. Kenichiro Sasae of the Embassy of Japan at the residence. By invitation only.
About our Speaker: Muriel Bowser serves as Washington, DC’s seventh elected Mayor. Sworn in on January 2, 2015, she pledged to bring a fresh start to the District of Columbia, create pathways to the middle class for residents, and foster a culture of inclusion, transparency, and action. Read bio
About our Host: After graduating from the University of Tokyo, Kenichiro Sasae entered the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1974. He was appointed Ambassador of Japan to the United States in November 2012. Prior to his appointment, he was Vice Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo and Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2008 to 2010. Prior to this, he was Director-General for the Asian and Oceania Affairs Bureau from 2005 to 2008, Director-General for the Economic Affairs Bureau from 2002 to 2005, Deputy Director-General of the Foreign Policy Bureau from 2001 to 2002, Deputy Director-General for the Asian Affairs Bureau, and Executive Assistant to the Prime Minister for Foreign Affairs. Ambassador Sasae has also held positions at the Embassies of Japan in the United States and in the United Kingdom, and at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva.