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Thursday, June 05, 2014, 11:30 - 13:00

Presenting his prefecture's vision of using special economic zones to boost the country's growth:
"Healthcare Special Zone and Kanagawa's New Frontier Policy"

Yuji Kuroiwa
Governor of Kanagawa
Language: The speech will be in English and Q & A in Japanese with English interpretation

 As the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prepares to update its growth strategy in June, Kanagawa Governor Yuji Kuroiwa will come to the club to present his prefecture's vision of using special economic zones to help boost the country's growth potential.

 Kuroiwa, a former Fuji Television network journalist, will discuss how to build a sustainable social system that can cope with the aging society. A medical robot will be on display during his briefing.

 In Kanagawa, south of Tokyo, special economic zones have been created to develop pharmaceutical products and medical devices, and promote practical application of robots which support people. It is also promoting hot springs and farm products for healing visitors.

 In April the prefecture was designated as a National Strategic Special Zone, where regulations on the number of hospital beds and acceptance of foreign medical professionals will be eased. It is part of Abe's "third arrow" of economic revitalization, which also includes increased fiscal spending and aggressive monetary easing.

 Please reserve in advance, 3211-3161 or on the website(still & TV cameras inclusive). The charge for members/members' guest is 1,750/2,700 yen; non-members including guest-members eligible to attend may pay in cash. (Menu:sautéed salmon with dill beurre blanc sauce.) Reservations canceled less than one hour in advance for working press members, and 24 hours for all others, will be charged in full. Reservations and cancellations are not complete without confirmation. For meal service, please enter the room by 11:55.

 *Working Pressは1時間、Associate, non-memberは24時間以内のキャンセルはフルチャージとなりますのでご注意ください。なおキャンセルは電話でのみ承ります。

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