Deep Dive Series 2021
Japan's Economy- The Recovery Trajectory
8:30-10:00, Thursday, July 1, 2021
(The presentation and Q & A will be in English.)


The world's third largest economy has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic as repeated state of emergency declarations forced the sharp curtailment or closure of retail and hospitality sectors and as other business was disrupted. The economy contracted in the first quarter of calendar 2021 and if that shrinkage has continued into the second quarter, Japan's economy will be in technical recession
But with many of the most recent emergency restrictions being lifted as Japan's vaccine roll-out gets into full swing and with the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics widely expected to give a boost to consumer sentiment recovery hopes are rising. But what kind of recovery - pallid. moderate of strong? Deep Dive experts will take an in-depth look at the prospects.
The Deep Dive series offers in-depth perspectives from leading experts on key business and social issues.
The panelists at this event will include:

  • Paul Sheard*, Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, formerly Vice Chairman of S&P Global and earlier Chief Economist at Standard & Poor', Nomura Securities and Lehman Brothers. Sheard is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the New Agenda for Fiscal and Monetary Policy, a board member of the Foreign Policy Association, and a member of the Bretton Woods Committee and the Economic Club of New York. 
  • Naoyuki Yoshino, Professor Emeritus (Economics) of Keio University, Tokyo, former Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo and Adjunct Professor at the  Graduate Research Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo
  • Jesper Koll, Expert Director, Monex Group and the Japan Catalyst Fund. Senior Adviser to the venture capital teams of D4V (Tokyo) and MizMaa (Tel Aviv). Board Member Okinawa Institute for Science and Technology. Served formerly as Chief Economist and Director or Research at major US investment banks Merrill Lunch and JP Morgan.

Please indicate when signing up whether you will attend on-line or in-person.

In-person attendance
Members: 450 yen (including tax), coffee or tea included
Non-members: 1,650 yen (including tax), coffee or tea included

On-line attendance
Members: free of charge
Non-members: 550 yen (including tax)

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Thank you.

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