Japan’s “Society 5.0” and Abenomics 2017


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When: Feb 14 2017 - 5:00pm until Feb 14 2017 - 6:30pm
Where: Hawaii Imin International Conference Center, 1777 East-West Road, Wailana Room on the Garden Level

Please join us for a Public Seminar featuring Professor Atsushi Sunami, Vice President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

Prime Minister Abe started 2017 with his New Year address indicating that Japan’s strategy for economic growth is once again a top priority for his administration. The real test of Abenomics has always been a fundamental structural reform of its economy with “the 4th industrial revolution” based on IoT, AI, and advanced robotics, etc. “Society 5.0” is the vision adopted by his administration last year to realize this goal through Japan’s 5th Science and Technology Basic Plan (2016-2020.)

Professor Atsushi Sunami is Vice President of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, Japan. He also serves as Special Advisor to the Cabinet Office responsible for Science and Technology and Innovation. Before joining GRIPS, he was a Fellow at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. He also worked as a policy researcher at the Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. from 1989 to 1991. He was a visiting researcher at the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, and at Tsinghua University, China. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Promotion of Science and Technology Diplomacy in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Council for Science and Technology in the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and the Expert Panel on Basic Policy of the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation. Professor Sunami holds a BSFS from Georgetown University and an MIA and PhD in Political Science from Columbia University.

Free admission

Limited seating

Please RSVP by Feb. 13: 944-7111 or EWCInfo@EastWestCenter.org

UHM campus parking available for $6, payable at parking kiosk on East-West Road

This event is co-hosted by the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu and the East-West Center and co-sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies (UHM), the Japan-America Society of Hawaii, and the Pacific Forum CSIS

Primary Contact Info:
Phone: 944-7111