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    • Negative Interest Rate Policy: The New Era of Below-Zero Rates
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Negative Interest Rate Policy: The New Era of Below-Zero Rates

      Monday, September 12, 6 PM

      In this program, prominent economists from the United States, Japan, and Europe examine the central banks move to jump on the negative rate bandwagon, the effectiveness of negative interest rates, and the pros and cons of this policy. The panelists also discuss the possibility of the United States adopting the negative interest rate policy. Start Video
    • The 2016 U.S. Presidential Race: The Candidates, Their Leadership & Agenda
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      The 2016 U.S. Presidential Race: The Candidates, Their Leadership & Agenda

      Thursday, June 16, 6 PM

      The 2016 presidential election has been full of surprises, and the fight to win the presidential election is heating up. For the Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump continues to dominate the Republican presidential primary contest and is the presumptive Republican nominee. Meanwhile, on the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton has built up a lead among delegates that seems insurmountable. Start Video
    • Recent Trends & Developments in Japan's Securities Market
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Recent Trends & Developments in Japan's Securities Market

      Tuesday, June 7, 12 PM

      Recently, the Japanese market has been profoundly influenced by concerns over China’s market turmoil, the drop in crude oil prices and uncertainty in U.S. monetary policy. In this program, Mr. Akira Kiyota, the Chief Executive Officer of Japan Exchange Group, examines the trends in global markets and Japan’s market overview. He also discusses Japan’s corporate governance reform to enhance the country’s securities market and explores the future direction of the reforms. Start Video
    • The Asia-Pacific Power Balance: Perspectives from the U.S., Japan & China
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      The Asia-Pacific Power Balance: Perspectives from the U.S., Japan & China

      Tuesday, May 24, 6 PM

      The Asia-Pacific is an area of critical interest for the peace and stability of the 21st century. The U.S., China and Japan are the three largest economies in the world, and the region is experiencing a vast change in its power balance as China rises and looks for opportunities to assert itself. Join our experts as they discuss the opportunities and challenges in the changing balance of power in the Asia-Pacific region. Start Video
    • Womenomics-in-Action: Approaches by the Japanese, American & European Governments
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Womenomics-in-Action: Approaches by the Japanese, American & European Governments

      Tuesday, May 10, 6 PM

      As Japanese corporations implement measures to increase the number of female managers, how will the Abe administration's policy package to create a "society where women can shine" impact women's empowerment? In Japan, a new law promoting women's roles in the workplace will be enforced as of April 2016.

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    • Making Tokyo the Most Business-Friendly City in the World
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Making Tokyo the Most Business-Friendly City in the World

      Wednesday, April 13, 6 PM

      The 2015 Mori Memorial Foundation Global Power Index ranked Tokyo as the number one city in Asia, and number four in the world, following London, New York and Paris. Economically it accounts for 20 percent of Japan’s national GDP, and with a GDP greater than that of its nearest rivals Hong Kong and Singapore, it is regarded as the No.1 city in Asia for investment.

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    • Beyond National Borders: Japan's Challenges to Resilience in the Face of Natural Disaster
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Beyond National Borders: Japan's Challenges to Resilience in the Face of Natural Disaster

      Tuesday, March 29, 6 PM

      From Hurricane Katrina to Hurricane Sandy, the United States has had its share of natural disasters, which have claimed the lives of thousands of people and caused unprecedented destruction. Mr. Nikai discusses the importance of promoting disaster risk reduction in Japan. Mr. Nikai also touches upon Japan’s disaster diplomacy agenda, and its involvement in disaster relief and reduction efforts in the Asia-Pacific region.
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    • The Age of Geo-Economics: Choices for Japan & the U.S. in a G-Zero World
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      The Age of Geo-Economics: Choices for Japan & the U.S. in a G-Zero World

      Monday, March 28, 6 PM

      Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia Group, will discuss what "G-Zero" means to the U.S., Japan and Asia broadly, why the U.S.'s foreign policy is in decline, how Japanese and American business and political leaders should prepare themselves to cope with emerging challenges in this environment, and what kind of path the U.S. may choose as the world's only superpower.
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    • Seventy Years of the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance: Past, Present, and Future
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Seventy Years of the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance: Past, Present, and Future

      Monday, March 14, 6 PM

      Seven decades after the end of World War II, the U.S.-Japan security alliance continues to play a vital role in ensuring stability and peace in the Asia Pacific region. This program focuses on the history of the U.S.-Japan security alliance since 1945, discussing historical events that have made a significant impact on U.S.-Japan security relations. Start Video
    • Monetary Policy and Structural Reforms
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Monetary Policy and Structural Reforms

      Friday, February 12, 12 PM

      As in other advanced economies, Japan has continued to struggle with lower trend growth. After explaining how severe the situation has become in the face of rapid demographic change, Bank of Japan’s Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso discusses what this lower trend growth implies for the Bank of Japan. Start Video

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