Corporate Program

Bending Adversity: Japan & the Art of Survival

Bending Adversity: Japan & the Art of Survival

Monday, March 17, 2014

David Pilling, Hajime Matsuura

Over the past half century, the tremendous growth followed by the apparent stagnation of the Japanese economy has drawn analysis from observers around the world. Recently, much of this commentary has focused on a Japan grappling with low birth rates, an aging society and the aftermath of the March 11, 2011 disasters; prior to the advent of “Abenomics,” much was made of the supposed “Lost Decades” of economic immobility. David Pilling, Asia Editor, Financial Times and author of the forthcoming Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival, draws from his extensive research and interviews with a wide range of contemporary Japanese voices to call into question the narrative of an aging, stagnant Japan.

David Pilling, Asia Editor, The Financial Times


Hajime Matsuura,
Advisor to the Board of Directors and Senior Columnist, The Sankei Shimbun


6-6:30 pm    Registration
6:30-7:30    Lecture and Q&A
7:30-8         Reception and book signing

Non-members: $15

Japan Society Corporate members: Free, up to designated number of tickets; additional tickets $10

Japan Society individual members at Patron Circle level and above: $10
Academic and government: $10

Prepayment must be made with a credit card. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome.

For further information or assistance, please contact the Corporate Program at 212-715-1208 or email

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