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    • WHIPLASH-How to Survive Our Faster Future
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      WHIPLASH-How to Survive Our Faster Future

      Wednesday, December 14, 2:30 PM

      In this program, Joi Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab, will talk about how the MIT Media Lab helps over 80 companies navigate and thrive in this new environment and the common principles of innovation that guide us. Start Video
    • Spirited Journey: Transformation of a 220 Year-Old 'Start-Up'
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Spirited Journey: Transformation of a 220 Year-Old 'Start-Up'

      Thursday, November 10, 12 PM

      Matt Shattock, Chairman and CEO of Beam Suntory Inc., discusses how this company with centuries old roots has evolved into a global leader with the energy and ambition of a start-up.  Mr. Shattock shares the keys to the new company’s successful integration and the business’s strategy to outperform its market.    Start Video
    • IBM Watson: The Power of Artificial Intelligence
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      IBM Watson: The Power of Artificial Intelligence

      Tuesday, October 18, 6 PM

      In this program, Arvind Krishna, who leads the research behind Watson’s cognitive capabilities, examines the future of artificial intelligence and Watson’s implications on industries, professions and society. Start Video
    • The Next Big Revolution: Internet of Things
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      The Next Big Revolution: Internet of Things

      Thursday, September 29, 6 PM

      This program examines IoT (Internet of Things, a concept that describes everyday objects having network connectivity) in the United States and Japan, particularly the latest IoT innovations and application of IoT in business to increase profitability and improve efficiency. The speakers also discuss IoT’s role in addressing the aging society in Japan. Lastly, the program explores the challenges and uncertainties associated with IoT. Start Video
    • Negative Interest Rate Policy: The New Era of Below-Zero Rates
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Negative Interest Rate Policy: The New Era of Below-Zero Rates

      Monday, September 12, 6 PM

      In this program, prominent economists from the United States, Japan, and Europe examine the central banks move to jump on the negative rate bandwagon, the effectiveness of negative interest rates, and the pros and cons of this policy. The panelists also discuss the possibility of the United States adopting the negative interest rate policy. Start Video
    • The 2016 U.S. Presidential Race: The Candidates, Their Leadership & Agenda
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      The 2016 U.S. Presidential Race: The Candidates, Their Leadership & Agenda

      Thursday, June 16, 6 PM

      The 2016 presidential election has been full of surprises, and the fight to win the presidential election is heating up. For the Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump continues to dominate the Republican presidential primary contest and is the presumptive Republican nominee. Meanwhile, on the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton has built up a lead among delegates that seems insurmountable. Start Video
    • Recent Trends & Developments in Japan's Securities Market
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Recent Trends & Developments in Japan's Securities Market

      Tuesday, June 7, 12 PM

      Recently, the Japanese market has been profoundly influenced by concerns over China’s market turmoil, the drop in crude oil prices and uncertainty in U.S. monetary policy. In this program, Mr. Akira Kiyota, the Chief Executive Officer of Japan Exchange Group, examines the trends in global markets and Japan’s market overview. He also discusses Japan’s corporate governance reform to enhance the country’s securities market and explores the future direction of the reforms. Start Video
    • The Asia-Pacific Power Balance: Perspectives from the U.S., Japan & China
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      The Asia-Pacific Power Balance: Perspectives from the U.S., Japan & China

      Tuesday, May 24, 6 PM

      The Asia-Pacific is an area of critical interest for the peace and stability of the 21st century. The U.S., China and Japan are the three largest economies in the world, and the region is experiencing a vast change in its power balance as China rises and looks for opportunities to assert itself. Join our experts as they discuss the opportunities and challenges in the changing balance of power in the Asia-Pacific region. Start Video
    • Womenomics-in-Action: Approaches by the Japanese, American & European Governments
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Womenomics-in-Action: Approaches by the Japanese, American & European Governments

      Tuesday, May 10, 6 PM

      As Japanese corporations implement measures to increase the number of female managers, how will the Abe administration's policy package to create a "society where women can shine" impact women's empowerment? In Japan, a new law promoting women's roles in the workplace will be enforced as of April 2016.

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    • Making Tokyo the Most Business-Friendly City in the World
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Making Tokyo the Most Business-Friendly City in the World

      Wednesday, April 13, 6 PM

      The 2015 Mori Memorial Foundation Global Power Index ranked Tokyo as the number one city in Asia, and number four in the world, following London, New York and Paris. Economically it accounts for 20 percent of Japan’s national GDP, and with a GDP greater than that of its nearest rivals Hong Kong and Singapore, it is regarded as the No.1 city in Asia for investment.

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