The Economist's Japan Summit 2018: Japan's Open Future

  • 14 Nov 2018
  • 08:00 - 17:30 (UTC+09:00)
  • Hotel Okura Tokyo


Japan is in the midst of its longest uninterrupted economic expansion since the early 1990s, when the bursting of the country’s asset price bubble sent the country into a decade-long decline. Many predicted it would never recover. However, the negative factors that pessimists cited at the time are looking manageable or less bad than once expected.  

Will the high stock prices, labor shortage and economic expansion continue? If so, for how much longer? What are the risks in the mid-long term?

The Economist Events’ Japan Summit 2018, taking place on November 14th in Tokyo, will make the case for optimism about Japan’s economy, and decipher the best course of action to ensure that Japan fulfills its enormous potential.

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Key speakers include:

  • James Kuffner, chief executive, Toyota Research Institute - Advanced Development
  • Yoichi Funabashi, co-founder and chairman, Asia Pacific Initiative
  • Masayoshi Amamiya, deputy governor, Bank of Japan
  • Masatsugu Nagato, president and chief executive, Japan Post Holdings
  • Tomohiko Taniguchi, special adviser, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet and professor, Keio University Graduate School of System Design and Management
  • Yumiko Murakami, head of OECD Tokyo Centre, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Takeshi Niinami, chief executive, Suntory Holdings
  • Sota Kato, executive director and research director, Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research

Key topics include:

  • An update on the Japanese economy
  • The future of work
  • Asia's new hub - competing for global talent
  • At the cutting edge - The right formula for world leading success
  • The security environment in North-East Asia - Geoeconomics and Japan's priorities for the 21st century 

Event details

Date: November 14, 2018 (Wednesday)
Hotel Okura Tokyo


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