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      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

      Lawson’s Takeshi Niinami on the Next Step for Japan’s Growth Strategy

      Wednesday, July 23, 2014

      Since its introduction last year, Japan’s growth strategy plan has received praise and criticism in good measure. In this lecture, Takeshi Niinami, Chairman of Lawson Inc., Vice-Chairman of Keizai Doyukai and one of Abe’s economic advisors on the Industrial Competitiveness Council of Japan, will discuss the growth strategy as it stands post-revision. Start Video
    • Revolutionizing Japan’s Information & Communications Security Environment

      Revolutionizing Japan’s Information & Communications Security Environment

      Friday, May 2, 2014

      With high-profile cases of cyber-attacks on governments and corporations occurring with ever greater frequency, there is intense pressure on institutions worldwide to secure their information and communication networks. In this lecture, His Excellency Ichita Yamamoto, Minister in Charge of Information Technology Policy, discusses how the Japanese government intends to achieve these goals and turn Japan into a world leader in IT security innovation. Start Video
    • Hitting the Mark? The Third Arrow in Sharper Focus

      Hitting the Mark? The Third Arrow in Sharper Focus

      Wednesday, April 30, 2014

      The Honorable Yasutoshi Nishimura, Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office and responsible for the three arrows of Abenomics, gives remarks on the progress and time frame of Prime Minister Abe’s growth strategy. Professor Heizo Takenaka of Keio University, a leading scholar on structural reforms, will also share his views. The speakers will also be joined by a panel of experts to discuss Japan’s present and future place within the global economy.
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