Event: DAIWA Foundation – Challenges for Post-Crisis Japan
The 11 March earthquake and tsunami have produced a human tragedy, to which the Japanese have responded with stoicism. However, this is also an economic crisis, made more complicated by the damage done to the Fukushima nuclear complex and disruption to other east coast facilities, including nuclear and thermal plants. In this seminar, we want to reflect on the impact of these events on the Japanese and the global economy…
Professor Kiyotaki of Princeton University will discuss the economic implications of the Tohoku disaster, and will raise the prospect of post-crisis planning and rebuilding. Shinji Fujino from the OECD/International Energy Agency will discuss current electricity supply problems and the future of Japan’s energy sector. Finally, Alex Stewart, a specialist on the Chuken Kigyo (Japan’s strong, medium-sized companies), will look at how the high-tech corporate sector has been affected by the crisis, and will ask if these companies can lead Japan’s economic response.
Tuesday 3 May 2011 at The DAIWA Foundation Japan House, London.
6:00 – 7:45pm, followed by a drinks reception to 8:30pm
For more information and to book tickets, visit the DAIWA Foundation website