OFF-SITE EVENT “Japan’s Comeback” – What are the Challenges for the New Abe Government?

November 3, 2006
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Corporate Conference
Friday, November 3
1:30 – 7 pm

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Held at the Grand Hyatt New York (Park Avenue at Grand Central, New York, NY 10017). Co-organized by Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc.

Keynote Speaker
Atsutoshi Nishida, President and Chief Executive Officer, Toshiba Corp.

Robert Dugger, Managing Director, Tudor Investment Corporation
Yutaka Kosai, Senior Adviser, Japan Center for Economic Research
Hiroshi Mikitani, Chairman & CEO, Rakuten, Inc.
Thomas Pugel, Professor of Economics and Global Business, Stern School of Business, New York University

Naoaki Okabe, Senior Executive Officer and Editorial Page Editor, Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc.

It has been 15 years since the collapse of the bubble economy of the 1980s. The Japanese economy has at last emerged from its post-bubble malaise and an economic revival is underway.  Former Prime Minister Koizumi, whose administration has made structural reform the driver of today’s economic revival, stepped down in September, making way for Shinzo Abe’s new administration to take the reins. What approach will this new government take to further the reform effort?  What are the strengths of the Japanese economy and what steps are required to sustain growth? This seminar examines current and future trends of the Japanese economy, and considers U.S. influence on Japan and its economy.

1:30 – 2 pm   Registration
2 – 5 pm    Keynote speech, panel discussion and Q&A
5 – 7  pm   Reception

Admission: This is a free event and availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome. 

  • Friday, November 3, 2006
  • 1:30 pm