Helping Japan Stay Competitive
Following the end of World War II, the economy of Japan was in shambles. The people were discouraged as the ravages of war had taken it’s toll on the nation and the people themselves. With the help of the US but more so due to a lot of work built on the Japanese group ethic and teamwork, the economy rose from the ashes to become the second largest economy in the world. This was an amazing accomplishment for the island nation on the Pacific Rim to build an economy second to the United States, despite of the incredible population and land mass differences.
In 2010, the massive nation of China finally was able to overtake Japan in GDP (based on Chinese government’s reporting methods). Many foreign businesses and people are looking away from Japan as a large market opportunity as they once did. Is the “Land Of the Rising Sun” to become the “Land of the Setting Sun”? We think not, but as any CEO knows, if you are inflexible in your business, it will die. What can Japan do to continue to have a positive influence in the world market?
In the February CEO meeting we will be pleased to welcome the Director of Global Communications for Japan’s prime minister’s office. The luncheon will have a short presentation from Mr. Shikata about what Japan is doing to strengthen it’s image in the world market. However the bulk of the meeting time will be spent for brainstorming on
-How to make Japan a more competitive place for businesses
-Ideas for helping Japan to take more of a leadership role among the nations
-Breaking the bounds Identify the issues that limit Japan
-List up things CEOs can do to strengthen the nation
This meeting is off the record. We are hoping to get a feel what is going on with the government and identify things CEOs can do to promote a long and bright future for the nation and our businesses here.
Friday, 28 January 2011
Roppongi Hills Club-51 fl.
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower,
Minato-ku,Tokyo, 106-6151 Japan