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Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 13:00 - 14:00

Jochen Legewie, Managing Director of Kekst CNC in Japan
Language: The speech and Q & A will be in English.

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As the coronavirus pandemic rages across the planet, governments and private companies are struggling to grasp its impact. Kekst CNC, a public relations company that advises multinational clients, has carried out several international surveys aimed at gauging public attitudes. It's second international tracking survey was carried out among a representative sample of 1,000 adults each in the U.S., the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden and Japan between April 27 and 1 May 2020.

Jochen Legewie, head of the company's Tokyo office and its chairman in Asia will present the results of the survey. He says the results show that irrespective of the country, the public wants governments to prioritize lives over protecting the economy. Even as global concern about the virus falls, people expect the impact to last well beyond this year. Consumer behavior looks set to change drastically even if an effective vaccine is developed.

Unusually in Japan, the public is extremely critical of the government and deeply concerned about their economic situation, with record figures expecting job losses and company closures. The efficacy of business support measures is rated very low. Japanese people also express the strongest wish for fundamental changes to how the economy is run, once the virus has run its course. Legewie is ideally placed to put these results in context: he is one of the few foreign trustees of Keizai Doyukai (Japanese Association of Corporate Executives) and is a frequent commentator in the Japanese media.

How to join: (Regular members only)

Please register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, name of media outlet, FCCJ membership number by 15:00 May 11. We regret that the number of participants is limited to 20. A confirmation email will be sent to you with the zoom invitation link.

How to ask questions: (Regular members and Professional Associate members only)

1 During the online media briefing, participants will be able to ask questions using the zoom "raise hand" function.
2 Those who are not joining the event online can submit questions for the speakers in advance using this submission form (English only)

How to watch: (All members)

Livestreaming of this online media briefing will be available and video of this event will be uploaded to our FCCJ YouTube channel the following day. Please note that you cannot physically attend this briefing.

TV crew: If you wish to livestream or obtain a video copy of this event, please make a reservation at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 15:00 May 11. There will be three positions available for livestreaming.

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 Jochen Legewie

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