FRANKFURT “DJW KAI” GERMAN-JAPANESE BUSINESS LUNCH
Venue: Grandhotel Hessischer Hof, “Festsaal“, Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 40, 60325 Frankfurt am Main Time: September 25th, 2015 (Friday), 11:30 - 14:30 h
The Japanese-German Business Association (DJW) invites you to share ideas, contacts and information on business related topics at our “DJW Kai” in Frankfurt. Our guests will be welcomed by Consul General Takeshi Kamiyama. The speech will be held in English, but questions can be posed and comments or announcements can be made in Japanese or German as well.
Topic: “Abenomics: Austerity or Economic Growth? – A Japanese Point of View”
Since his re-election in 2012, Prime Minister Shinzô Abe has been enforcing his policy of “Abenomics” based on the “three arrows” of fiscal stimuli, monetary easing and structural reforms to encourage foreign as well as private investments, support economic growth and therefore strengthen the competitiveness of Japan. Abe’s policy may have shown some positive effects, but Japan still needs to deal with further (fiscal) tasks like launching a fundamental fiscal consolidation plan as well as vitalizing local economies and reducing the public debt to GDP ratio.
Our speaker will share his expert point of view on the past results and future capabilities of Abenomics and answer questions such as: Which achievements have been reached by Abenomics so far? Have the integrated economic and fiscal reforms shown the favored results? Will they lead Japan out of its long-lasting deflation in a stable way? Which further impacts can be expected for the European and the German economy?
Speaker: Professor Dr. Motoshige Itoh, President, National Institute for Research Advancement (NIRA) Professor Motoshige Itoh is Professor of International Economics at the Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo. He has been in various positions advising Prime Ministers and Ministers in Japan. Currently, he is a Member of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy as well as the President of NIRA. Professor Itoh received the BA of Economics from the University of Tokyo in 1974 and Ph.D. of Economics from the University of Rochester in 1979. During the early period of his academic career, he published various papers in international leading journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economic Studies, and the Journal of Economic Theory. Later he got more involved in policy issues in Japan and published more than 40 books on various aspects of policy issues.
Registration for “DJW Kai” in Frankfurt on September 25th, 2015
Take this opportunity to network and register via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), fax (0211 - 99 45 92 12) or online before September 23rd!