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      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      Wednesday, February 4, 6 PM

      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

      Glenview Capital’s Larry Robbins on Investing in Today’s Markets

      Tuesday, February 3, 12 PM

      Since its creation in 2001, Glenview Capital Management has gained prominence for its impressive returns under the leadership of CEO Larry Robbins. By expertly applying growth at a reasonable price (GARP) investment strategy, Robbins’ firm has earned its place as a top-tier hedge fund. In this lecture, Robbins discusses his investment strategy, market outlook, and his views on opportunities for investment in the current global marketplace.
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      The U.S. and Japan: Allies, Global Partners, and Friends for the Future

      Tuesday, January 13, 12 PM

      Since the end of World War II, the partnership between the United States and Japan has facilitated peace and prosperity across Asia and around the world. Today, the U.S.-Japan Alliance is integral to the Obama Administration’s Asia-Pacific rebalance strategy. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel R. Russel will discuss the latest developments in U.S.-Japan cooperation and outline next steps across a broad spectrum of security, economic, and global issues. Start Video

      Making Real a Growth Strategy for Japan – and Lessons for the U.S. and Europe

      Tuesday, December 2, 12 PM

      In this program, Adam S. Posen, the President of the Peterson Institute of Economics, assesses the direct impact and global economic implications of Abenomics. Start Video

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