Reviving Japan's Dynamism Through Abenomics

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Reviving Japan's Dynamism Through Abenomics
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Despite its impressive economic rise in the half-century following WWII, Japan’s economic growth lags sorely behind much of the world as stagnation continues to haunt the islands. Japan faces many issues including a declining population, contraction of its economy by deflation, and turbulent international relations. Prime Minister Abe introduced a set of bold economic reforms to address these issues in 2012. Have they achieved their goals? Special guest Yuriko Koike joins Asia Society to discuss the three arrows of “Abenomics”, their success, and what new goals and strategies should be used to overcome challenges and usher in a new era of economic dynamism.



About Yuriko Koike

Yuriko Koike, a member of Japan’s House of Representatives, served as Minister of the Environment from 2003 to 2006. She was successful in promoting a new business style called “Cool Biz” to tackle global warming. Later Koike held two other cabinet posts: Special Advisor to the Prime Minister for National Security Affairs, appointed in 2006, and Japan’s first female in Defense Ministry, in July 2007. In 2008 she ran for the head of Japan’s ruling party, which brings with it the prime ministership, as the first female candidate. Koike began her career as a TV personality and Arabist. She has written books and articles on Japanese politics, international affairs and career women’s networking.
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By: Asia Society Texas Center