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DCCJ Luncheon Event: Abenomics

Date June 20, 2013
Time 12:00-14:00
Venue The Tokyo American Club, The Manhattan II room B2F

June 20, 2013: DCCJ Lunch Event 

at Tokyo American Club

with Guest Dr. Hiroaki Ishii, Director General, Economic and Fiscal Management 

The Cabinet Office

What is Abenomics and what role does it play? What is happening to the youth of Japan and the employment situation? These are a few topics of interest that are currently on the news today.


The Danish Chamber of Commerce in Japan is very fortunate to have as our guest, Dr. Hiroaki Ishii, Director General, Economic and Fiscal Management from the Japanese Cabinet Office to present some of the above topics as well as what the current situation is.


Dr. Hiroaki Ishii joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), now the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in 1980, upon graduation from the University of Tokyo with a B.A. in Economics. After several years at MITI, he returned to school to receive his Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1986. He received his Ph.D. in Social Sciences from Waseda University in 2011.


He has assumed many important posts, including First Secretary at the Japanese Embassy in the U.S.(1988-1991), and went on to serve as Director for International Nuclear Energy Affairs in the Agency of Natural Resources, MITI. He has led many government departments, including the Policy Planning Department, Chiba Prefectural Government as Deputy Executive Director; Structured and Trade Finance Insurance Department, Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI) as Executive Director; and Service Affairs Policy Division, METI, as Director.


Over the course of his career as a civil servant, he  has been dealing with international economic affairs, representing Japan as Minister of the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C.(2004-207), and Executive Vice President of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), among other posts. He has held his current post since January 2012.


He is in charge of economic and fiscal policies of the Japanese government, including presenting official economic forecasts, compiling economic packages, managing the Economic and Fiscal Council, planning policies toward the Bank of Japan, and coordinating policies to create jobs and to train young people and women as personnel.


Join us for an interesting inside look into topics and event that are currently Japan's economic situation.


Information Concerning the Event


The Tokyo American Club, The Manhattan II room B2F

Access: Map  (Please be aware that there is no parking available)
Date: June 20, 2013(Thursday)
Time: 12:00 to 14:00 (registration opens at 11:30)

3,500 Yen for Members and Yen for 4,500 for non-members (payment at the door)


 * Deadline for registrations is June 18, 2013. Any no-show or cancellations on the actual day will be invoiced.


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