Associated Press Massachusetts Daybook for Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Dec. 11. GOVERNOR’S SCHEDULE — Gov. Deval L. Patrick meets with executives and government officials in Tokyo on Wednesday as part of a “Massachusetts-Asia Innovation Partnership Mission” to China, Japan and Singapore that began Saturday, Dec. 7, and is scheduled to continue through Tuesday, Dec. 17, accompanied by Massachusetts Clean Energy Center CEO Alicia Barton, state Housing and Economic Development Secretary Gregory Bialecki, state Transportation Secretary Richard A. Davey, the executive director of the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment, C. Richard Elam, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative CEO Pamela Goldberg, state Energy and Environmental Affairs Richard K. Sullivan Jr. and Massachusetts Life Sciences Center President and CEO Susan Windham-Bannister.
8 a.m. TOKYO — During a private event, closed to news coverage, the governor of Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture, Yuji Kuroiwa, and Patrick meet.
9:30 a.m. TOKYO — Patrick promotes partnerships between health care technology businesses and organizations in Japan and Massachusetts during a round-table discussion organized by the “Health Care Initiative” of Harvard University’s Harvard Business School, the Health and Global Policy Institute, the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and the collaborative’s Massachusetts eHealth Institute.
11 a.m. TOKYO — During a private event, closed to news coverage, the chairman and chief executive of international conglomerate Mitsubishi Corp., Yorihiko Kojima, and Patrick meet.
2 p.m. TOKYO — Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and Patrick pose for photographs to coincide with a private meeting, closed to news coverage.
4 p.m. TOKYO — The chairman of the Central Japan Railway Co. or JR Tokai, Yoshiyuki Kasai, and Patrick meet.
6 p.m. TOKYO — During a private event, closed to news coverage, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and Patrick meet.
Contacts: Heather Johnson, 617-725-4025 or 617-279-3451 (cell).
Bonnie McGilpin, 617-725-4025 or 617-721-8467 (cell).
Juli Hanscom, 617-725-4025 or 978-270-6646 (cell).
8:45 a.m. – 3 p.m. BOSTON U-VETERANS TRAUMA CONFERENCE — Health care professionals, researchers and veterans advocates discuss initiatives related to post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury during a second annual “Joining Forces Conference and Symposium” organized by the Boston University Medical Campus and the VA Boston Healthcare System, and featuring panel discussions, a poster session and presentations.
Note: 8:45 to 9:15 a.m. registration followed by 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. event.
Location: Hiebert Lounge, 14th floor, Boston University School of Medicine, L-Building, 80 E. Concord St., Boston.
Contacts: Jenny Eriksen Leary, 617-638-6841.
6 p.m. BOSTON MAYOR-ELECT — Boston Mayor-elect Martin J. Walsh attends a “Shop with a Cop” event.
Location: Target Inc. department store, Edens & Avant Realty Inc.’s South Bay Center I shopping center, 8 Allstate Road, Boston.
Contacts: Kate Norton, 617-838-6083.
Sam Chambers, 916-806-7584.