The Key Challenge for Abenomics: Demographic Tsunamis Hitting Japan And Other East Asian Countries
Thursday, September 19, 2013
12:30pm – 2:00pm EST
Warren 2nd Floor - 208
1125 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025
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CJEB welcomes you to a lunchtime "zadankai" seminar with:

Kosuke Motani '94

Chief Senior Economist, Economist Department
Japan Research Institute, Ltd.

Moderated by

Hugh Patrick
Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business
R. D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus

Mr. Motani's PPT presentation is now available here.

Why have low unemployment, high productivity and high liquidity in Japan in the last two decades not resulted in high growth?  The reason lies in the dynamism of demography, or a "demographic tsunami."  Mr. Motani will discuss the impact of Japan's declining working age population on its economy using very basic statistics. This phenomenon is not unique to Japan; China, Korea, Taiwan and Singapore will find themselves in similar situations within the next few years, and continental Europe and Russia are following the same track.  What can we do to cope with this reality?  What should we not expect to achieve?  What can we learn from Japan's experience?

Lunch will be served.  Registration is required.
Media Contacts: Ryoko Ogino,

Brief biography:

Kosuke Motani joined the Development Bank of Japan in 1988 and currently serves as Chief Senior Economist at Japan Research Institute. Motani has been known as "The Top Figure in Japan in the Field of Demography and Regional Economy Promotion."  Motani has been devoting himself into creating and presenting strategies for national/local governments, private enterprises and NPOs toward their economic prosperity and business success. He is the author of a recent best-seller “Defure no Shotai (“Silver Tsunami” or Non-monetary deflation in Japan)”.

Motani graduated from the University of Tokyo with a B.A. in Law and acquired an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Where & When

Warren 2nd Floor - 208, 1125 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025

Thursday, September 19, 2013, 12:30pm – 2:00pm

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