Corporate Program

Abenomics in the New Stage

The Japanese economy showed signs of growth soon after Prime Minister Abe took office and implemented a series of proactive economic policies. However, the 3% increase in the consumption tax rate last April took a heavier toll on the Japanese economy than was anticipated. Despite this setback, Prime Minister Abe’s party won by a landslide in the 2014 election, giving him a mandate to move forward with his economic policies for the next four years. How he will lower the national deficit and strengthen Japan’s growth strategy, though, remains to be seen. Can the Abe administration implement these policies smoothly and effectively? Is the Special Economic Zone system working well? Will the corporate tax rate be cut? Will the labor market be opened to foreign workers?  Professor Heizo Takenaka of Keio University, a leading scholar on structural reforms, will share his views on how the Abe administration plans to stimulate the economy. The speaker will also be joined by a panel of experts to discuss Abenomics in a global context.

Keynote Speaker and panelists: 
Dr. Heizo Takenaka, Former Minister for Economic and Fiscal Policy; Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
Dan Chamby, Managing Director, BlackRock
Dr. Hugh Patrick, Director of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB), Columbia Business School

Henny Sender
, Chief International Finance Correspondent, The Financial Times

Co-organizers: JETRO New York; Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB), Columbia Business School

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