Tetsuya Jitsu, Deputy Chief Editorial Writer of The Nikkei, and Noriyuki Sato, Vice President for Mitsui & Co Europe, joined Asia House corporate members this morning for an exclusive briefing held under the Chatham House rule to discuss the outlook for the Japanese economy and the prospects for Abenomics.
Topics covered in the discussion included recent regulatory changes and the structural reform programme undertaken as part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ‘Third Arrow’; the challenges that changes in demographics will present Japan in the coming years and the impact this will have on the workforce; how the Japanese economy has been affected by the recent global fall in oil and gas prices and whether it has had a positive impact on the manufacturing sector.
Companies represented at the table included Rio Tinto, Barclays, Instinctif Partners, PA Consulting, Amec Foster Wheeler, KPMG, and Linklaters.
Our next briefing will take place on 23 January when HM High Commissioner to India, Sir James Bevan KCMG, will give a private briefing exclusively for Asia House corporate members on the prospects for reform in India under Narendra Modi. For more information click here.
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