"Mapping Japan's Economic Future" by Mr. Takuji Okubo, Managing Director and Chief Economist, Japan Macro Advisors
Japan's growth in the first quarter of 2015 was revised up to 3.9 percent annualised which is beyond the first estimate of 2.4 percent. Japan's economy is showing signs of recovery. But will this continue?
In the presentation, Mr. Okubo will touch upon three representative economic scenarios await Japan; 1) Abenomics, 2 Stagflation and 3) Back to Deflation. Under Abenomics scenario, a combination of a high growth and moderate inflation let Japan avoid a fiscal crisis. Both stagflation and deflation scenarios eventually lead to a fiscal crisis. We will hear Mr. Okubo's view on the outlook for Japan's economy and major risks relating to Japan's financial situation.
Mr. Takuji Okubo is the Managing Director and Chief Economist of Japan Macro Advisors (JMA), a firm he founded in 2012. JMA is an independent macro-research house, specializing in the analysis of the Japanese economy and its public policies. Takuji is also the Chief Economist of Japan Risk Forum, an association of Risk Officers of Japan financial institutions and non-financial businesses.
Prior to founding JMA, he was the Chief Economist at Societe Generale, in charge of Japan and South Korea, and senior economist at Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs. Takuji holds B.A. in Economics from Tokyo University and while at the university he was a recipient of prestigious Inoue scholarship. He also holds MBA from INSEAD and Msc. In Economics from UPF in Barcelona. He spent 2 years in the Ph.D program in Finance at UPF before returning to the financial industry. Apart from work, he enjoys motor-cycling, scuba-diving, cooking as well as worrying about the future of the Japanese economy.
Date: Thursday, 2 July 2015
Time: 6.30 p.m. – 7.00 p.m. Drink & Snack
7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. Lecture and Discussion
Place: Alfred Nobel Auditorium, Embassy of Sweden
10-3-400 Roppongi 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Fee: JPY3,000 per person, payable at the door
Free for those who are from EIJS Academy sponsoring companies (*)
Free for students, please bring your student ID
(*) EIJS Academy 2014-2015 is sponsored by:
Gadelius Holding Ltd., Höganäs Japan K.K. and in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden
Please sign up not later than June 26th via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for the attention of Ms. Futagawa, EIJS Tokyo Office
We would like to announce that two-speaker-seminar planned in July has been postponed in the autumn seminar series.