Corporate Program

The “Cool Japan” Strategy: Sharing the Unique Culture of Japan with the World

The “Cool Japan” Strategy: Sharing the Unique Culture of Japan with the World

Monday, January 13, 2014

Tomomi Inada, Fred Katayama

This event is SOLD OUT.

In 2012, the newly elected Abe administration appointed Tomomi Inada as the first Minister in charge of “Cool Japan” Strategy. The strategy’s aim is to share Japan’s unique food, fashion, and traditional culture with the rest of the world while also highlighting the country’s hospitality culture and sightseeing opportunities. By promoting these cultural offerings, Japan believes it can revitalize its economy, encourage tourism, and strengthen the country’s cultural and diplomatic ties abroad. In this lecture Her Excellency Tomomi Inada takes the initiative in introducing the government’s plan to increase Japan’s economic and cultural standing in the world.

Her Excellency Tomomi Inada, Minister in charge of “Cool Japan” Strategy

Fred Katayama,
Anchor, Producer, Thomson Reuters; Member, Board of Directors of Japan Society

7:00-7:30 pm   Registration
7:30-8:30         Lecture and Q&A
8:30-9:00         Reception

This is a free event. However, you must pre-register in order to confirm your seat. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

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

Outreach Partners: Center on Japanese Economy and Business at Columbia Business School (CJEB), Consulate General of Japan in New York, Japan National Tourist Organization, JETRO New York, U.S.-Japan Council

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