The FCCJ's new Deep Dive series offers in-depth perspectives from leading experts on key business and social issues.
The first event in this series examined the global dimensions of climate change and the second will
focus on how Japan proposes to meet what IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva has termed
 "a greater threat" than the COVID-19 pandemic.
The US has jumped back into climate action by rejoining the Paris Accord on Climate Change and by appointing former Secretary of State John Kerry as its climate "tsar." China and the EU are also committed to strong action.
But what of Japan? Japanese culture has long been respectful of nature but the challenges posed by climate change demand policy actions go beyond respectful coexistence with nature. They call for determined and coordinated actions on the part of political, economic and financial actors.
Is Japan "action ready" in this regard?  Our expert panel will address this and other questions, with particular emphasis on the economic and financial dimensions of climate change.

  • Dr Naoko Ishii, professor, executive vice president, and inaugurating Director of the Centre for Global Commons at the University of Tokyo and former Deputy Vice Minister of Finance of Japan.
  •  David J. Semaya, Executive Chairman and Representative Director of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co. Ltd., Tokyo, and former Executive Chairman of Nikko Asset Management in London and Tokyo.
  •  Jesper Koll, Senior Advisor to fund management group WisdomTree and formerly Chief Strategist and Head of Research for US investment banks J.P. Morgan and Merrill Lynch. He is one of few foreign members of the Keizai Doyukai, the Japan Association of Corporate Executives.

No breakfast will be served on this occasion (owing to the Covid 19 pandemic); those attending in person are welcome to bring their own coffee (preferably in a recyclable container)

Attendance: FCCJ Members are complimentary and can reserve in advance by Monday February
22nd at 3PM.
Non-members are 1,650 yen per person. Online attendance (via Zoom) is available at the same price per person; please indicate the intention to attend online when you signing up. Details on how to join online will be sent to individual emails by 20:00pm, Monday, February 22.
Non-members can reserve at the reception desk or by email (  Payment must be made in advance by 3PM, Friday, February 19th, 2021. No refund is available unless the event is cancelled by FCCJ.  

We kindly ask for your cooperation with Covid-19 prevention measures at the reception and to wear a mask in the premises.  Thank you.                     

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