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  • East Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Alliances
    key U S allies South Korea and Japan What are the implications of a prolonged period of estrangement between Japan and South Korea and how can this trend be reversed How can the U S coordinate with its allies to shape the broader regional security architecture while maintaining cooperative relations with China Join us as our experts discuss the power transition in East Asia as it relates to the opportunities and challenges in alliance management Panelists Professor Kiichi Fujiwara Professor Graduate Schools for Law and Politics University of Tokyo Mr Evans J R Revere Nonresident Senior Fellow Center for East Asia Policy Studies Brookings Institution Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Professor Kim Sung han Professor of International Relations Korea University Former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Moderator Professor Donald S Zagoria Senior Vice President Project Director Forum on Asia Pacific Security National Committee on American Foreign Policy You will need Adobe Flash Player to view the webcasts please click here to download Adobe Flash Player Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/webcast/east-asia-opportunities-and-challenges-for-us-alliances (2016-02-14)
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  • Changes in Japanese Management Style--An Insider's Look
    a variety of consumer and business to business categories Japan s domestic consumption sufficed during the earliest stages of the growth period but innovative manufacturing know how and high quality well selected products soon demanded global distribution that spurred additional advances in logistics and international financial services ORIX is a standard bearer for modern Japanese economic growth It is rooted in an innovative response to Japan s startling demand for industrial equipment 50 years ago the introduction and development of lease financing techniques Yoshihiko Miyauchi has been piloting ORIX from its earliest innovations through its navigation of constantly changing global waters to its evolution into a domestic and international financial services powerhouse In this lecture Mr Miyauchi shares the story of modern changes in Japan s management style from the perspective of an inside witness and participant in the events that have shaped those changes Speaker Yoshihiko Miyauchi Senior Chairman ORIX Corporation Presider Mariyon I Robertson President CEO MetPlan Inc You will need Adobe Flash Player to view the webcasts please click here to download Adobe Flash Player Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

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  • Abenomics in the New Stage
    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 Moderator Henny Sender Chief International Finance Correspondent The Financial Times Co organizers JETRO New York Center on Japanese Economy and Business CJEB Columbia Business School You will need Adobe Flash Player to view the webcasts please click here to download Adobe Flash Player Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Language Center Event Nihongo Chat Support Japan Society Become a Member Make a Donation Corporate Membership Corporate Sponsorship About Overview

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  • Business & Policy: Video: Multimedia: Japan Society
    Start Video CORPORATE PROGRAM The U S and Japan Allies Global Partners and Friends for the Future Tuesday January 13 2015 Since the end of World War II the partnership between the United States and Japan has facilitated peace and prosperity across Asia and around the world Today the U S Japan Alliance is integral to the Obama Administration s Asia Pacific rebalance strategy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel R Russel will discuss the latest developments in U S Japan cooperation and outline next steps across a broad spectrum of security economic and global issues Start Video CORPORATE PROGRAM Making Real a Growth Strategy for Japan and Lessons for the U S and Europe Tuesday December 2 2014 In this program Adam S Posen the President of the Peterson Institute of Economics assesses the direct impact and global economic implications of Abenomics Start Video CORPORATE PROGRAM Looking Ahead and Beyond Building the First 100 Year Startup Monday December 1 2014 In this talk Evernote s CEO Phil Libin discusses the company s global strategies his ideas on how to continuously evolve in this ever changing world of technology and his view on business opportunities and challenges for startups and entrepreneurs in Japan Start Video CORPORATE PROGRAM Lawson s Takeshi Niinami on the Next Step for Japan s Growth Strategy Wednesday July 23 2014 Since its introduction last year Japan s growth strategy plan has received praise and criticism in good measure In this lecture Takeshi Niinami Chairman of Lawson Inc Vice Chairman of Keizai Doyukai and one of Abe s economic advisors on the Industrial Competitiveness Council of Japan will discuss the growth strategy as it stands post revision Start Video CORPORATE PROGRAM Revolutionizing Japan s Information Communications Security Environment Friday May 2 2014 With high profile cases of cyber attacks on governments and corporations occurring with ever greater frequency there is intense pressure on institutions worldwide to secure their information and communication networks In this lecture His Excellency Ichita Yamamoto Minister in Charge of Information Technology Policy discusses how the Japanese government intends to achieve these goals and turn Japan into a world leader in IT security innovation Start Video CORPORATE PROGRAM Hitting the Mark The Third Arrow in Sharper Focus Wednesday April 30 2014 The Honorable Yasutoshi Nishimura Senior Vice Minister of the Cabinet Office and responsible for the three arrows of Abenomics gives remarks on the progress and time frame of Prime Minister Abe s growth strategy Professor Heizo Takenaka of Keio University a leading scholar on structural reforms will also share his views The speakers will also be joined by a panel of experts to discuss Japan s present and future place within the global economy Start Video CORPORATE PROGRAM Tapping Potential Encouraging Women s Empowerment in the U S Japan Wednesday April 2 2014 A panel of female leaders from both Japan the U S examine the potential for and challenges of female empowerment and work life balance Start

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  • Business & Policy: Video: Multimedia: Japan Society
    world Start Video CORPORATE PROGRAM The Tale of LIXIL One Corporation s Transformation from a Japanese Company to a Global Enterprise Wednesday October 2 2013 Yoshiaki Fujimori will discuss how he is leading LIXIL as the company seeks to establish a new business model for Japanese companies to thrive in a globalized market Start Video CORPORATE PROGRAM My Vision for Japan s Economic Future Sustainable Growth Through Structural Reform Tuesday October 1 2013 The policies of the Abe administration collectively known as Abenomics have gained worldwide attention however concerns remain over the lack of a definitive exit strategy for the future In this lecture the Honorable Yoshihiko Noda former Prime Minister of Japan discusses his thoughts on the future of the Japanese economy and a non partisan approach to resolving these important policy issues Start Video CORPORATE PROGRAM Where does the Future of Investments Lie Ray Dalio on the Japanese World Economies Friday September 6 2013 Ray Dalio founder of Bridgewater Associates the world s largest hedge fund anticipated both the 2008 financial crisis and the European debt crisis and has been at the forefront of developing risk parity financial models that can thrive in spite of this uncertainty In this lecture Mr Dalio shares his thoughts on the Japanese and World Economies Start Video CORPORATE PROGRAM The Growth Strategy of Abenomics An Inside View of the Third Arrow Friday June 28 2013 Abenomics test lies in whether it can provide a growth strategy to encourage private investment How can Japan break free from two decades lost to stagnation and begin achieving real economic growth with Abenomics In this program Yasutoshi Nishimura Senior Vice Minister for Economic and Fiscal Policy at the Cabinet Office gives an inside view of the growth strategy including its bold regulatory reforms Start Video CORPORATE

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  • Business & Policy: Video: Multimedia: Japan Society
    Friday March 8 2013 Sir Howard Stringer Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sony Corporation will discuss the importance of encouraging a culture of risk taking in an age when technology and globalization is putting a premium on rapid innovation Start Video The AIG Story CORPORATE PROGRAM An Evening with Maurice Greenberg The AIG Story Monday February 25 2013 Maurice R Greenberg offers a first hand account of AIG s pioneering of open markets and offers critical perspectives on many issues such as the company s battles with N Y Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and the U S government s seizure of AIG amid the financial crises of 2008 Start Video CORPORATE PROGRAM Every Nation for Itself Japan s Place in a G Zero World Tuesday February 12 2013 Ian Bremmer President Eurasia Group discusses the future of Asia s geo political landscape Japan s place within it and what might emerge after the current G Zero world where there is no consistent or effective global leadership Start Video CORPORATE PROGRAM Japan s New Political Landscape Wednesday January 16 2013 Professor Gerald Curtis discusses Japan s recent election results the key players in the new government and the nation s priorities moving forward Start Video CORPORATE PROGRAM Banker to the World Lessons from the Front Lines of Global Finance Tuesday January 15 2013 International financial diplomat Bill Rhodes discusses current economic and financial challenges and the posing threats to both the global economic outlook and the stability of financial market economies Start Video CORPORATE PROGRAM NAIIC Report on Fukushima Lessons Learned Next Steps Forward Wednesday October 17 2012 The National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission NAIIC was established to investigate the causes of the Fukushima nuclear disaster on behalf of the Japanese people and to

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  • Business & Policy: Video: Multimedia: Japan Society
    Japan Society hosts a panel of highly respected analysts to examine the outlook for the coming year Start Video CORPORATE PROGRAM Losing Its Edge Evans Revere on How Japan Can Remain a Leader America s Closest Partner in East Asia Thursday December 1 2011 Former American diplomat and renowned Asia expert Evans Revere addresses the notion that Japan s domestic politics the March 11 earthquake and tsunami China s rise and the strengthening of U S South Korea relations have prompted Japan to turn inward Start Video CORPORATE PROGRAM The New Normal Carlos Ghosn on Driving Change through Crisis Thursday November 17 2011 Nissan s President and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn discusses how the company has operated through several years of crisis from the Lehman shock to natural disasters that have included earthquakes and tsunami and now the Thai floods Start Video CORPORATE PROGRAM Operation Tomodachi Support Compassion Commitment Tuesday November 15 2011 Navy Admiral Patrick M Walsh Commander of the U S Pacific Fleet discusses his experiences over the course of the U S armed forces disaster relief effort in Japan Start Video CORPORATE PROGRAM Innovation in Open Networks Thursday November 10 2011 Joichi Ito Director MIT Media Lab will show what startups the MIT Media Lab and citizen geiger counters in Japan have in common Start Video CORPORATE PROGRAM US Japan Cooperation after 3 11 Report on the CSIS Keidanren Partnership for Recovery Task Force Wednesday October 26 2011 The Partnership for Recovery and a Stronger Future will work with Keidanren to produce a blueprint for joint action this fall that Michael Green will present at Japan Society Start Video CORPORATE PROGRAM Greed vs Fear Making Sense of the Market Crash Wednesday September 28 2011 Japan Society Chairman Wilbur Ross CEO of WL Ross Company discusses August

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  • The Naoshima Symbiosis for the Future: Art, Architecture and Nature
    to realize a community following the motto of Living Well the project addresses issues resulting from the modernization depopulation and ageing of society while also helping to develop the archipelago s distinctive culture For the first time at a symposium in the U S project initiator Soichiro Fukutake will speak about the history of this unprecedented initiative and its underlying philosophy Three of the architects involved Pritzker Prize recipients Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa as well as Hiroshi Sambuichi will be present to showcase their much acclaimed on site realizations Their presentations will be preceded by an introduction by curator Akiko Miki and followed by a panel discussion conducted by Eve Blau Professor of the History of Urban Form at Harvard University Graduate School of Design to reflect on the meaning and potential of such projects in the future Followed by a reception You will need Adobe Flash Player to view the webcasts please click here to download Adobe Flash Player Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/webcast/the-naoshima-symbiosis-for-the-future-art-architecture-and-nature (2016-02-14)
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