Business and Policy Forum

Business and Policy Forum

Business & Policy Forum

Japan Society’s Business & Policy Forum hosts public and invitation-only programs about the people and issues that define U.S.-Japan relations in a regional and global context. Convening key players and emerging leaders in both countries to address cutting-edge issues, the Forum is an opportunity for the exchange of ideas inspired by the Japanese concept of kizuna (絆), or togetherness. The Forum will act as a public square, granting unparalleled access to leaders and in-depth networking opportunities. Annually, more than 4,000 executives participate in conferences, lectures, symposia, and receptions that are invaluable for helping participants better grasp the financial, business, and policy challenges that affect Japan and the U.S.

Global Risk Forum: What Lies Ahead for the World in 2024? – Highlights

On February 7, 2024, Japan Society presented its sold-out second annual Global Risk Forum, addressing the geopolitical, economic, and business risks defining the global landscape in the year ahead. Distinguished guest speakers included David Petraeus, Partner & Chairman, KKR Global Institute; Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency, Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor, Columbia University; Recipient of 2001 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, Angela Barranco, Executive Director for North America, Climate Group, Gillian Tett, Provost, King’s College, Cambridge; Columnist, Editorial Board Member, Financial Times and Koichiro Kimura, Chairman and Senior Partner, PwC Japan Group; Vice Chairman, PwC Asia Pacific. Read a recap of the event by Dr. Joshua W. Walker.

Past Events


Corporate Membership offers exclusive access to Business & Policy Forum programs, as well as knowledge-sharing, cultural and networking opportunities.


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Business & Policy programs are generously supported by Japan Society Global Leaders & Corporate Partners.

Global Leaders

Corporate Partners

Japan Society programs are supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.