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From Abenomics to Suganomics: Japan’s Economic Outlook

Jan 27 | Wed |


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The abrupt departure of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a time of national and global uncertainty has left Japan’s economy at a crossroads. As Japan’s new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga faces a list of tough challenges, including tackling COVID-19 and reviving the Japanese economy, which shrank at a record-breaking rate in 2020. How is Prime Minister Suga pursuing economic reform, and what are Japan’s economic prospects for 2021? In this webinar, experts discuss Suga’s economic policies, the impact of COVID-19 on Japan, and the outlook for the Japanese economy.

Speakers: Yoshihiro Hyakutome, Managing Executive Officer & Chief Executive Officer, SMBC Americas Kathy Matsui, Vice Chair of Goldman Sachs Japan, Co-Head of Macro Research in Asia & Chief Japan Equity Strategist, Global Investment Research, Goldman Sachs Heizo Takenaka, Professor Emeritus, Keio University; Professor, Toyo University; Member of the Policy Council under the Abe administration; former Minister of State for Internal Affairs and Communication and for Economic and Fiscal Policy in the Koizumi administration

Moderator: Jacob M. Schlesinger, Senior Washington Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal

Venue: Japan Society

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