NAJAS/KKC Business Speaker Series 46 
Dublin, Ohio
Rick Schostek, American Honda Motor Co.
Deborah Scherer, OneColumbus

March 25, 2022

The NAJAS/KKC Business Speaker Series was held both in-person and online, in cooperation with the Japan-America Society of Central Ohio. Mr. Rick Schostek, Executive Vice President of American Honda Motor Co. was invited as a speaker and gave a presentation under the title “Japan in Ohio Business Update: Celebrating 45 Years of Honda in Ohio”, since 2022 is the 45th Anniversary of the signing of an agreement between the State of Ohio and Honda Motor Co.

A panel discussion was moderated by Ms. Deborah Scherer, Managing Director of OneColumbus and highlighted Honda’s current efforts in workforce development, civic and education partnerships, and connected city development. Mr. Yusuke Shindo, Consul General of Japan in Detroit was also invited and made a remark. The event was held both in-person and online.