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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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    • Beyond National Borders: Japan's Challenges to Resilience in the Face of Natural Disaster
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Beyond National Borders: Japan's Challenges to Resilience in the Face of Natural Disaster

      Tuesday, March 29, 6 PM

      From Hurricane Katrina to Hurricane Sandy, the United States has had its share of natural disasters, which have claimed the lives of thousands of people and caused unprecedented destruction. Mr. Nikai discusses the importance of promoting disaster risk reduction in Japan. Mr. Nikai also touches upon Japan’s disaster diplomacy agenda, and its involvement in disaster relief and reduction efforts in the Asia-Pacific region.
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    • The Age of Geo-Economics: Choices for Japan & the U.S. in a G-Zero World
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      The Age of Geo-Economics: Choices for Japan & the U.S. in a G-Zero World

      Monday, March 28, 6 PM

      Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia Group, will discuss what "G-Zero" means to the U.S., Japan and Asia broadly, why the U.S.'s foreign policy is in decline, how Japanese and American business and political leaders should prepare themselves to cope with emerging challenges in this environment, and what kind of path the U.S. may choose as the world's only superpower.
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    • Seventy Years of the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance: Past, Present, and Future
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Seventy Years of the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance: Past, Present, and Future

      Monday, March 14, 6 PM

      Seven decades after the end of World War II, the U.S.-Japan security alliance continues to play a vital role in ensuring stability and peace in the Asia Pacific region. This program focuses on the history of the U.S.-Japan security alliance since 1945, discussing historical events that have made a significant impact on U.S.-Japan security relations. Start Video
    • Monetary Policy and Structural Reforms
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Monetary Policy and Structural Reforms

      Friday, February 12, 12 PM

      As in other advanced economies, Japan has continued to struggle with lower trend growth. After explaining how severe the situation has become in the face of rapid demographic change, Bank of Japan’s Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso discusses what this lower trend growth implies for the Bank of Japan. Start Video
    • Becoming a Leader in Resort Management: Hoshino Resorts’ Innovation for Hospitality
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Becoming a Leader in Resort Management: Hoshino Resorts’ Innovation for Hospitality

      Tuesday, January 26, 6 PM

      Since becoming the CEO of Hoshino Resorts, Yoshiharu Hoshino has rejuvenated the business by strengthening customer service and standing behind his philosophy of maintaining a fine blend between Japanese tradition and modernity. In this program, Mr. Hoshino discusses Hoshino Resorts' plans for expanding across the globe, as well as business development strategies in the context of the global economy. Start Video
    • Womenomics-in-Action: Opportunities and Challenges Facing Japanese and American Corporations
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Womenomics-in-Action: Opportunities and Challenges Facing Japanese and American Corporations

      Thursday, December 3, 6 PM

      In light of an unprecedented global movement to increase the number of women at the board/managerial level, the importance of diversity has moved Japan and other nations to implement similar women’s empowerment programs. With the movement for women’s equality in the workplace in full swing, we bring together a panel of Japanese and American experts to examine the successes and challenges of corporate initiatives with the intent of fostering women’s empowerment and engagement in the U.S. and Japan. Start Video
    • Ultimate Alliance: The History of U.S.-Japan Economic Relations since 1945
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Ultimate Alliance: The History of U.S.-Japan Economic Relations since 1945

      Tuesday, December 1, 6 PM

      This year, in commemoration of the 70 years marking the end of World War II, it has come time to evaluate the history of U.S.-Japan economic ties since 1945. In this program, Paul Volcker and Toyoo Gyohten, co-authors of “Changing Fortunes: The World’s Money and the Threat to American Leadership,” discuss the importance of U.S.-Japan relations, encompassing several decades, and share their respective visions for the future of international monetary affairs between the two nations.
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    • Innovation meets Life Sciences: The Future of Regenerative Medicine and its Investment Environment in Japan
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Innovation meets Life Sciences: The Future of Regenerative Medicine and its Investment Environment in Japan

      Thursday, November 5, 6 PM

      Japan’s efforts in revitalizing the fields of regenerative medicine and life sciences have seen significant progress, beginning with Dr. Shinya Yamanaka’s groundbreaking research on iPS cells, which won him the Nobel Prize, their clinical applications, and the nation’s recent revision of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law. In this lecture, Dr. Maiko Katadae discusses Japan’s environment for investment in venture capital and life sciences, and touches upon both the importance of regenerative medicine and its implications moving forward. Start Video
    • The Physics of Success: Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Shuji Nakamura on Fostering Innovation
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      The Physics of Success: Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Shuji Nakamura on Fostering Innovation

      Wednesday, October 14, 6 PM

      Dr. Shuji Nakamura, Professor of Materials at the University of California, Santa Barbara, earned the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics for his invention of the blue light emitting diode (LED), a result of his tireless devotion to his research in the field of semiconductor technology. In this lecture, he discusses his achievements, his thoughts on innovation in Japan and the U.S., and the effect that Japan’s corporate culture has on its scientists. Start Video

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