From Abenomics to Suganomics: Japan’s Economic Outlook

January 27, 2021 - January 27, 2021
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Wednesday, January 27, 7—8 PM EST   Calculate your local time

The abrupt departure of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a time of national and global uncertainty has left Japan’s economy at a crossroads. As Japan’s new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga faces a list of tough challenges, including tackling COVID-19 and reviving the Japanese economy, which shrank at a record-breaking rate in 2020. How is Prime Minister Suga pursuing economic reform, and what are Japan’s economic prospects for 2021? In this webinar, experts discuss Suga’s economic policies, the impact of COVID-19 on Japan, and the outlook for the Japanese economy.


Yoshihiro Hyakutome, Managing Executive Officer & Chief Executive Officer, SMBC Americas
Kathy Matsui, Former Vice Chair of Goldman Sachs Japan, Co-Head of Macro Research in Asia & Chief Japan Equity Strategist, Global Investment Research, Goldman Sachs
Heizo Takenaka, Professor Emeritus, Keio University; Professor, Toyo University; Member of the Policy Council under the Abe administration; former Minister of State for Internal Affairs and Communication and for Economic and Fiscal Policy in the Koizumi administration

Jacob M. Schlesinger, Senior Washington Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal


7—8 PMDiscussion and Q&A

This is a free event. You must register for the webinar to receive the login details. Registrants will receive a link to access the live webinar one day before the event.

For more information, please contact the Business and Policy Program at 212-715-1208 or email [email protected].



  • Jan 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm