Japan and the U.S. – The Most Important Bilateral Relationship


Thursday, May 21st, 6:00 PM


The Chairman of Hartford Insurance K.K. (ハートフォード生命), also an Honorary Consul General of Japan to the U.S., Gregory Boyko will present “Japan and the U.S. – The Most Important Bilateral Relationship,” at Maeda Sushi.  Mr. Boyko will speak about range of topics including historical and current events, and his personal experience in Japan – some of which has been chronicled in his monthly column on the Japanese business daily Nikkei Shinbun.  Maeda Sushi Restaurant will then serve up a special course dinner designed for this occasion.


Maeda Sushi is always trying to be a place where our cultures meet, through our cuisine, and sometimes through special events.  This time, it will take an academic turn, featuring someone who truly connects the U.S. and Japan, or Connecticut and Japan, both culturally and in business.  Mr. Boyko started and ran the Japan operation of The Hartford as the CEO of Hartford Insurance K.K. until recent retirement from The Hartford in the U.S.  We are honored to have such a distinguished businessman with immense knowledge and interest in Japanese culture as our guest in this still new series.


Please RSVP; seating is limited.


Special Dinner with Greg Boyko

When:  May 21st, 2009 at 6:00 pm

Where:  Maeda Sushi Restaurant, 530 Bushy Hill Rd, Simsbury, CT 06070

Cost:  $50 per person (includes course dinner; not including drinks, tax & gratuity)


To reserve, please call Maeda Sushi; (860) 651-4100, or e-mail maedasushi@att.net.

Your credit card number will be required for a reservation.


Mr. Gregory A. Boyko

Mr. Gregory A. Boyko









Gregory A. Boyko

Mr. Boyko recently retired from The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. after a long career in various roles including Chief Financial Officer of Hartford Life and Chairman and CEO of Hartford Life International.

Boyko is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut School of Law. He also holds a number of professional degrees, including the Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Life Underwriter, and Chartered Financial Consultant designations.

He is an Honorary Consul General for Japan, a member of the Connecticut and American Bar Associations, the Connecticut Society of CPA’s, Director of the Japan Society of New York, member of the International Committee of the American Council of Life Insurers, a director of the World Affairs Council of Connecticut, a member of the Hartford Metro Chamber of Commerce, a corporator of Hartford’s St. Francis Hospital, a member of the St. Francis Foundation Board of Directors, and a member of the Mark Twain House and Museum Board of Directors.