As a pioneering event to “A Year of Russia” in Japan, with the tremendous support by En+, a Russia-Japan-cross-cultural party was held by Satoko Yahata in Ceruleantower Tokyu Hotel, on June 7th 2017. Japanese flower arrangement (Ikebana), Japanese tea ceremony (Tei Cha) and live music with Japanese traditional instruments were presented in the event, and in return, the national Kuban Cossacks Choir from Russia performed singing for the first time ever in Japan.
Ms YUIKA, the winner of "the World Supermodel Japan" at Kyoto Kitayama, was invited to "the World Supermodel Production" as a representative of Japan. She was selected as one of the finalists. This was 3rd time in a row, that a finalist was from Japan. Satoko Yahata also accompanied.
Satoko Yahata attended the Metropolitan Opera's 50th Anniversary held at Lincoln Center Gala and saw Der Fliegende Holländer. Satoko Yahata also went to the Dinner party which was hosted by Ms Ann Ziff and Mr. Judith-Ann Corrente.
Satoko Yahata attended the World Supermodel Japan as a judge, which was held for the fourth time in Japan. Satoko Yahata judged ten winners from different regional contests on their clothing, swim wears and wedding dresses.
Satoko Yahata attended THE 11th ASIAN FILM AWARDS held at Hong Kong Cultural Centre and also joined in the Award Presentation Ceremony and the After-awards Party.
Satoko Yahata was invited to the Art Stage Singapore 2017 held at Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo & Convention Centre and Satoko Yahata joined in some events such as the VERNISSAGE AFTER PARTY and the Southeast Asia Collectors' Club Reception which were held at White Rabbit.
Satoko Yahata was appointed as The Brand Ambassador of Ministry of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs of Sri Lanka and invited by Sri Lanka government. Satoko Yahata met a minister Mr. John A.E. Amaratungada and stayed at the Heritance Kandalama Hotel which was designed by a famous architecture Mr. Geoffrey Bawa and had an experience of Aayurveda which is originated from Sri Lanka.
Satoko Yahata attended the Horasis Asia Meeting of Pacific Basin Economic Council which consists of business leaders in Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries.
Satoko Yahata saw "La Bohème" "L’Italiana in Algeri" "Ildar Abdrazakov" as well as two new programs "Tristan und Isolde" and "Guillaume Tell" this year. Satoko Yahata also attended a meeting with a general manager Mr. Peter Gelb and a dinner party held by Ms Juith-Ann Correntre and Mr. Willem Kooyker.
A Kansai Chapter of the Pacific Basin Economic Council, which consists of business leaders in Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation countries, was opened. New members were introduced while experiencing the Kyoto clulture. Mr Bernard Pouliot, Chairman, Quam Limited, Elizabeth Chan (Mrs Pouliot), Mr Stephen Lim, President and AGORA HOSPITALITY GROUP were attended the event.
Satoko Yahata made a keynote speech regards to “self-sufficiency” at the 16th Kansai Model United Nations Conference. Satoko Yahata talked to students about my history and global experience in an international organization.
A team which attended the Yosakoi Festival won the silver medal and received a trophy from the Mayor.
Ms Miyu Tanaka, who was selected as a representative of Japan in "The World Supermodel JAPAN" held at Kyoto Kitayama Chapelle des Anges, competed "The World Supermodel Pageant" and selected as one of the finalists in a world supermodel category. Satoko Yahata accompanied as a Japan Competition Producer,Judge.
Satoko Yahata supported the students with an interest in refugee issues, using a charity runner system in the Tokyo Marathon 2016 charity challenge the full marathon as "Refugee Kakehashi runners".
Satoko Yahata attended "Louis Vuitton Grand Palais Exhibition, Volez, Voguez, Voyagez" held at Grand Palais in Paris with Mr. Hiroshi Fujiwara.