The EIJS and the SCCJ Joint Seminar "Visions & Insights" 31 March 2016
" Why Do Young People Have Little Hope in Japan" by Kenji Suzuki, Meiji University
2016-03-31 at 18:30
A recent international survey reveals that young Japanese have less hope for their future, as compared to other nations. These results may have drastic implications for the Japan's ability to restart economic growth, generate innovation, and compete in the global economy. So what is the reason for this lack of hope in the future? Based on data analysis, Professor Suzuki will discuss how Japanese young people's future perspectives are affected by such factors as their views on national economy, family situation, working status, and the society, in comparison with other advanced countries.
Kenji Suzuki is Professor at Meiji University. After graduation from Tokyo University, he went to UK and studied at University of London and Warwick. He started his academic career at the European Institute of Japanese Studies, at the Stockholm School of Economics, where he lived for ten years. He recently published a book entitled "日本の若者はなぜ希望を持てないのか" (Why Don't Young Japanese People Have Hope?") , from which he draws many findings for the current lecture.
Date: Tuesday, March 31st, 2016
Time: 6.30 p.m. – 7.00 p.m. Drink & Snack (served before lecture)
7.00 p.m. – 8.30 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 students, please bring your student ID
Visions & Insights is a seminar initiative by the EIJS in cooperation with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (SCCJ.) In this initiative we will hold three seminars per year, covering topics on Japanese business, economy, politics and society.
Limited seats, registration is processed in first-come first-served basis.
Please sign up asap via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for the attention of Ms. Sakamoto , EIJS Tokyo Office