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Eiichi Shibusawa: The Spirit of Japanese Ethical Capitalism & Sustainability Online

November 11, 2021 8:00 pm
Live Webinar

Part of the Living Traditions Series

Thursday, November 11 at 7–8 pm EST (4–5 pm PST) | Calculate your local time

Eiichi Shibusawa—widely known as the father of Japanese capitalism following the Meiji Restoration in the mid-19th century—died 90 years ago on November 11, but his influence continues today. An influential entrepreneur and business leader, Shibusawa (1840-1931) was involved in the founding of approximately 500 modern economic institutions in sectors such as banking, insurance, textiles, paper and railroads, as well as 600 social enterprises. Shibusawa embraced the millennia-old teachings of Confucianism, cultivating virtue in economic endeavors, and his firm belief in those principles led him to publish his renowned book, Rongo and Soroban (Analects of Confucius and the Abacus). Today’s speakers discuss how Shibusawa’s philosophy is very relevant to ESG and SDGs in today’s social and business environment. This is the third of the five-part Living Traditions webinar series.

Christina Ahmadjian, Professor, Graduate School of Business Administration, Hitotsubashi University
Ken Shibusawa, Chief Executive Officer, Shibusawa and Company, Inc.; Founder and Chairman, Commons Asset Management; Senior Advisor, Brunswick Group

Joshua W. Walker, Ph.D., President & CEO, Japan Society

7-8 pm EST (4-5 pm PST)    Discussion and Q&A

Program Details: This is a free event, with advance registration required. The program will be live-streamed through YouTube, and registrants will receive the viewing link by email the day before the event. Participants can submit questions through YouTube during the live stream.

Image: © Utagawa Hiroshige III – Wikimedia Commons

Eiichi Shibusawa: The Spirit of Japanese Ethical Capitalism & Sustainability, part of the Living Traditions webinar series, is co-presented with Portland Japanese Garden and supported by the Government of Japan.

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Business & Policy programs are generously supported by Japan Society Global Leaders & Corporate Partners.

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