Finance Minister Tanigaki on Japanese Economy Recovery: Challenges and the Road Ahead

January 9, 2006
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Corporate Luncheon
Monday, January 9
12 – 2 pm

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Sadakazu Tanigaki
, Minister of Finance of Japan

James McDonald, President and CEO, Rockefeller & Co., Inc.; Chairman, the Japan Society

All signs point to a sustainable economic recovery in Japan. Sadakazu Tanigaki will elaborate on this recovery, brought about by structural reforms and strides in corporate restructuring that led to strong private-sector investments. Consumer spending is finally on the rise, stock prices are surging, and land prices, which have fallen for the past 15 years throughout Japan, are at last rising in some areas. He will also point out two structural challenges facing Japan – “mega-competition” and the country’s declining population – and present his prescriptions for tackling these issues, such as creating an open society, investing in human capital and carrying out fiscal reform, the biggest remaining item on Japan’s agenda.

12  – 12:30 pm  Registration and reception
12:30 – 1  Luncheon
1 – 2   Lecture

Admission: Corporate members are entitled to a designated number of free admissions to this event, based on their company’s current membership level. These reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Additional corporate registrants and Japan Society individual members at the Patron level and above pay the discounted corporate member rate of $45 for lunch and lecture, $10 for lecture only.  Nonmember admission: $65 for lunch and lecture, $15 lecture only.  The academic and government admission rate is $30 for the luncheon and $10 for lecture only.  When payment is required, prepayment must be made, or registration secured, with a credit card. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome.



  • Monday, January 9, 2006
  • 12:00 pm