Date and Time
Sep. 18 (Wed.) 3:00pm-4:30pm
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington D.C.
Following Japan's House of Councillors election in July the Liberal Democratic Party's ruling coalition enjoys a majority in both the upper and lower houses of parliament. Supporters see the coalition's success as a strong endorsement of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's free-hand economic reforms. However, critics argue that serious challenges stand in the way including a shrinking domestic labor force, a rapidly aging population, and decreasing consumption.
Kosuke Motani, chief senior economist for the Japan Research Institute and senior advisor to the Development Bank of Japan, will offer his views on Japan's economy and Abenomics in light of the recent elections. Mireya Solís will offer comments and James L. Schoff will moderate. Yoshiake Abe will give brief introductory remarks.
Yoshiaki Abe, Professor, Waseda University / Operationg Adviser, US-Japan Research Institute
Kosuke Motani, Chief Senior Economist, Japan Research Institute
Mireya Solís, Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies / Senior Fellow at the Brookings Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies
James L. Schoff, Senior Associate, Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace