Japan Makes Its Case for Foreign Direct Investment at an Auspicious Moment

NEW YORK--()--Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will offer opening remarks next Monday at an investment seminar addressing current and future business opportunities in Japan for non-Japanese companies.

Presented by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Investment Opportunities in Japan: Toward the New Asia-Pacific Era will be held at the Grand Ballroom of The Pierre in Midtown Manhattan on Monday, September 19.

Prime Minister Abe’s address will be followed by presentations from:

  • Takatoshi Ito, Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs
  • Stephen Volk, Vice Chairman of Citi and Chairman of Citi’s Institutional Clients Group
  • Akira Kiyota, Group CEO of Japan Exchange Group, Inc.
  • Hirotoshi Tanaka, President of JETRO New York
  • Ziad Haider, Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, US State Department
  • Marco Annunziata, Chief Economist and Executive Director of Global Market Insights at General Electric Company
  • Kathryn Wengel, Worldwide Vice President of Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain
  • Yasutomo Suzuki, Mayor of Hamamatsu City
  • Hirofumi Katase, Vice-Minister for International Affairs of METI

Prime Minster Abe and the other speakers will address a capacity crowd of industry executives interested in learning more about Japan’s business climate for foreign direct investment. The morning seminar will be followed by a networking lunch.


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