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    Breakfast Briefing: Outlook for the Japanese Economy

    Abenomics is at a crossroads. Japan’s fall into its fourth recession since 2008 has raised questions about Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic plans. The government has delayed an increase in sales tax that was set for last year hoping to spur growth but the importance of curbing the world’s highest national debt cannot be underestimated.

    Tetsuya Jitsu, Deputy Chief Editorial Writer of The Nikkei and Noriyuki Sato, Vice President of Mitsui & Co Europe Plc, will give a private briefing exclusively for Asia House corporate members on the outlook for the Japanese economy, followed by a roundtable discussion under the Chatham House Rule.

    Discussions will look at the government’s economic agenda and explore the prospects for reform and the implications for Europe.

    Tetsuya Jitsu is Deputy Chief Editorial Writer of The Nikkei, a leading economic newspaper in Japan. Mr. Jitsu is an experienced journalist with particular interest and expertise in the macroeconomic policy of Japan, global financial markets, and the world economy. He joined Nikkei Inc. in 1982 as a staff writer and writes on economic and financial news, covering institutions including the Bank of Japan and the Ministry of Finance. From 2004 to 2008, he was Bureau Chief in Washington DC. After completing his career in Washington D.C., he was assigned a position as Deputy Managing Editor of the Nikkei in charge of economic news reporting, prior to his present position in 2011.

    Noriyuki SatoVice President of Mitsui & Co Europe Plc, has collectively spent 33 years at Mitsui & Co Ltd in senior management roles both in Japan and in other countries such as the Unites States, Canada, France, Algeria and Malaysia where he served as a Head of Risk Management at the IHH Group, the world leading hospital operating company.

    This event is in partnership with Nikkei.

    Open to Asia House corporate members only.

    For further information, please contact:

    Jeremy Wimble in the Business & Policy Team via jeremy.wimble@asiahouse.co.uk or 0207 307 5439

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      20 January 2015
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