Japanese Economic Recovery & Future Prospects

October 23, 2006
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Corporate Lecture
Monday, October 23
11:30 am – 1 pm

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Hiroshi Watanabe, Vice-Minister of Finance for International Affairs of Japan

Wilbur L. Ross
, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, WL Ross & Co. LLC; Director, Japan Society, Inc.
By all accounts, Japan’s economic recovery is in full swing. Consumer spending is up, business investment is increasing and consumer prices are rising, suggesting that the deflation that dogged the Japanese economy during much of the past 15 years appears to be winding down. Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs Hiroshi Watanabe discusses major drivers of the current recovery, including the removal of non-performing loans from the portfolios of major banks, and provides an assessment of future economic prospects for Japan.

11:30 am -12 pm Registration & reception
12 – 1   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 $10 for the lecture. Nonmember admission: $15 for the lecture. The academic and government admission rate is $10. 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, October 23, 2006
  • 11:30 am