Abenomics in the New Stage

March 24, 2015 - March 24, 2015
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The Japanese economy showed signs of growth soon after Prime Minister Abe took office and implemented a series of proactive economic policies. However, the 3% increase in the consumption tax rate last April took a heavier toll on the Japanese economy than was anticipated. Despite this setback, Prime Minister Abe’s party won by a landslide in the 2014 election, giving him a mandate to move forward with his economic policies for the next four years. How he will lower the national deficit and strengthen Japan’s growth strategy, though, remains to be seen. Can the Abe administration implement these policies smoothly and effectively? Is the Special Economic Zone system working well? Will the corporate tax rate be cut? Will the labor market be opened to foreign workers?  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.

Keynote Speaker and panelists: 
Dr. Heizo Takenaka, Former Minister for Economic and Fiscal Policy; Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
Dan Chamby, Managing Director, BlackRock
Dr. Hugh Patrick, Director of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB), Columbia Business School


Henny Sender
, Chief International Finance Correspondent, The Financial Times

8-8:30am         Registration & breakfast
8:30-9:15 am   Keynote Speech by Dr. Heizo Takenaka

9:15-10 am      Panel Discussion and Q&A

Admission: This is a free event open to the public, but you must pre-register for the program. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Co-organizers: JETRO New York; Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB), Columbia Business School

  • Mar 24, 2015 at 8:00 am