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    • Womenomics-in-Action: Opportunities and Challenges Facing Japanese and American Corporations
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Womenomics-in-Action: Opportunities and Challenges Facing Japanese and American Corporations

      Thursday, December 3, 6 PM

      In light of an unprecedented global movement to increase the number of women at the board/managerial level, the importance of diversity has moved Japan and other nations to implement similar women’s empowerment programs. With the movement for women’s equality in the workplace in full swing, we bring together a panel of Japanese and American experts to examine the successes and challenges of corporate initiatives with the intent of fostering women’s empowerment and engagement in the U.S. and Japan. Start Video
    • Ultimate Alliance: The History of U.S.-Japan Economic Relations since 1945
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Ultimate Alliance: The History of U.S.-Japan Economic Relations since 1945

      Tuesday, December 1, 6 PM

      This year, in commemoration of the 70 years marking the end of World War II, it has come time to evaluate the history of U.S.-Japan economic ties since 1945. In this program, Paul Volcker and Toyoo Gyohten, co-authors of “Changing Fortunes: The World’s Money and the Threat to American Leadership,” discuss the importance of U.S.-Japan relations, encompassing several decades, and share their respective visions for the future of international monetary affairs between the two nations.
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    • Innovation meets Life Sciences: The Future of Regenerative Medicine and its Investment Environment in Japan
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Innovation meets Life Sciences: The Future of Regenerative Medicine and its Investment Environment in Japan

      Thursday, November 5, 6 PM

      Japan’s efforts in revitalizing the fields of regenerative medicine and life sciences have seen significant progress, beginning with Dr. Shinya Yamanaka’s groundbreaking research on iPS cells, which won him the Nobel Prize, their clinical applications, and the nation’s recent revision of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law. In this lecture, Dr. Maiko Katadae discusses Japan’s environment for investment in venture capital and life sciences, and touches upon both the importance of regenerative medicine and its implications moving forward. Start Video
    • The Physics of Success: Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Shuji Nakamura on Fostering Innovation
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      The Physics of Success: Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Shuji Nakamura on Fostering Innovation

      Wednesday, October 14, 6 PM

      Dr. Shuji Nakamura, Professor of Materials at the University of California, Santa Barbara, earned the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics for his invention of the blue light emitting diode (LED), a result of his tireless devotion to his research in the field of semiconductor technology. In this lecture, he discusses his achievements, his thoughts on innovation in Japan and the U.S., and the effect that Japan’s corporate culture has on its scientists. Start Video
    • One World: Leadership and Culture when Building a Global Company
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      One World: Leadership and Culture when Building a Global Company

      Monday, September 28, 6 PM

      Since Yoshiaki Fujimori joined LIXIL Group Corporation in 2011 as CEO, the company has undertaken acquisitions of several leading home product manufacturers, such as American Standard and Grohe, with the intent of becoming the global leader in the building materials and housing equipment industry. Mr. Fujimori, joined by renowned human resources expert Stephen Patscot of Spencer Stuart, discuss their perspectives on the “software” aspects of globalization and their respective philosophies on what it takes to be an effective leader in a post-merger setting, highlighting the challenges they have faced and some of their successes. Start Video
    • Moving Forward: Japan’s Economy under Quantitative and Qualitative Monetary Easing
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Moving Forward: Japan’s Economy under Quantitative and Qualitative Monetary Easing

      Wednesday, August 26, 6:30 PM

      Two years have passed since the introduction of quantitative and qualitative monetary easing (QQE) by the Bank of Japan. Contrary to popular belief, the underlying improvement of the economy is very encouraging, as evidenced by the recovery in business investment on the back of record profits, as well as by the positive feedback between wage increases and moderate inflation. Governor Kuroda will explain why the Bank is convinced that achieving the 2 percent inflation goal is in sight.
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    • East Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Alliances
      CORPORATE PROGRAM

      East Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Alliances

      Tuesday, May 19, 6 PM

      The U.S. alliance system has been the key to peace and prosperity in Asia since the end of World War II. How can the U.S. coordinate with its allies to shape the broader regional security architecture while maintaining cooperative relations with China? Join us as our experts discuss the power transition in East Asia as it relates to the opportunities and challenges in alliance management. Start Video
    • Changes in Japanese Management Style--An Insider's Look
      CORPORATE PROGRAM

      Changes in Japanese Management Style--An Insider's Look

      Wednesday, May 6, 12 PM

      Yoshihiko Miyauchi has been piloting ORIX from its earliest innovations, through its navigation of constantly changing global waters, to its evolution into a domestic and international financial services powerhouse. In this lecture, Mr. Miyauchi shares the story of modern changes in Japan's management style from the perspective of an inside witness and participant in the events that have shaped those changes. Start Video
    • Abenomics in the New Stage
      CORPORATE PROGRAM

      Abenomics in the New Stage

      Tuesday, March 24, 8 AM

      The Japanese economy showed signs of growth soon after Prime Minister Abe took office and implemented a series of proactive economic policies. Professor Heizo Takenaka of Keio University, a leading scholar on structural reforms, will share his views on how the Abe administration plans to stimulate the economy. The speaker will also be joined by a panel of experts to discuss Abenomics in a global context. Start Video
    • Maritime Security in East Asia: Creating a New Landscape for U.S.-Japan Relations
      CORPORATE PROGRAM

      Maritime Security in East Asia: Creating a New Landscape for U.S.-Japan Relations

      Wednesday, February 4, 2015

      Under the Abe administration, the Japanese and American governments have been revising their defense guidelines for the first time since 1997. With these new defense guidelines, how will the relationship between the U.S. and Japan change? Furthermore, by re-evaluating the security agreement, what type of implications will U.S.-Japan relations have on the territorial disputes in East Asia and maritime security on the South China Sea? This event features international security experts discussing the trends and prospects of the future of the Asia-Pacific region, and how the U.S.-Japan defense agreement impacts these prospects. Start Video

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