Japan Business Forum: New Initiatives for Sustainable Growth

July 17, 2012
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McGraw-Hill Conference Center

1221 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10020

The Japan Business Forum aims to inform U.S. companies and organizations on important policy changes and business opportunities prompted by Japan’s recovery efforts since the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011, specifically briefing on the Japanese government’s launch of a renewable energy feed-in tariff system this July.

13:00-13:30 Registration
13:30-13:35 Welcome Remarks: Hiroaki Isobe, Executive Vice President, JETRO
13:35-13:40 Opening Remarks: Yoshinori Suematsu, State Secretary for Reconstruction
13:40-14:05 Keynote Speech:
Charles D. Lake, Chairman of the Board of Directors, The U.S.-Japan Business Council; Chairman and Representative, Aflac Japan
"Realizing Japan’s Potential: A Business Perspective on the World’s Third Largest Economy"
14:05-14:35 Governments FDI Initiatives – Subsidies and Tax Incentives: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
14:35-15:25 Developments in Reconstruction Areas and New Incentives for Industry Promotion: Reconstruction Agency of Japan and Miyagi Prefectural Government
15:25-15:40 Q&A
15:40-15:50 Intermission
15:50-16:15 Keynote Speech:
Takashi Hatchoji, Chairman of Hitachi America, Ltd.
"Reconstruction Support and Smart City Strategies"
16:15-17:15 Renewable Energy Panel Discussion
"Japan’s path from reconstruction to a new energy future"
Japan’s Renewable Energy Policy
Renewable Energy Outlook
Partnership Opportunities for US-Japan Companies
Japan’s Smart City Initiatives – Implication for Global Market
17:15-17:30 Q&A
17:30-17:35 Roundup: Michel Di Capua, Head of Research NA, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
17:35-17:40 Closing Remarks: Motoatsu Sakurai, President, Japan Society
17:40-18:40 Networking Reception


  • Tuesday, July 17, 2012
  • 1:30 pm