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International Policy Forum Webinar with Takuma Ohamazaki: Prospects of the upcoming House of Representatives election

GR Japan welcomed Mr. Ohamazaki, one of Japan’s most respected election analysists to the International Policy Forum Webinar on 29 October.  Mr. Ohamazaki shared his latest predictions of the results of the House of Representatives election on 31 October, based on IT and big data.  He also shared valuable insights on the current political geography of Japan.  The webinar was hosted by GR Japan’s CEO & President, Jakob Edberg and Analyst, Erika Negishi Bulach.

Predictions for the 2021 House of Representatives Election

Fumio Kishida wins LDP presidential election

On 29 September, Fumio Kishida, former Foreign Minister, Defence Minister and Chair of the Liberal Democratic Party Policy Research Council, won the LDP presidential election, setting him up to become Japan’s 100th prime minister on 4 October. 

International Policy Forum Webinar with Gaku Hashimoto: Future of Japan’s drug development capabilities

GR Japan welcomed House of Representatives member and former State Minister for Health, Labour and Welfare Gaku Hashimoto to the International Policy Forum webinar on 4 August.  Mr. Hashimoto, who currently serves as the chair of the LDP’s Project Team on Strengthening Drug Development Capabilities, shared valuable insights into the future of drug development capabilities and the pharmaceutical industry in Japan.  The webinar was hosted by GR Japan’s CEO & President Jakob Edberg and Analyst Erika Negishi Bulach.

BIDEN-SUGA, U.S.-JAPAN SUMMIT  Launch of the “New Era Partnership”

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On April 16, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga became the first foreign leader to meet with President Biden in the White House.  The Government of Japan was determined to be the first, because of the message it sends at home and abroad about the importance of the Japan-U.S. Alliance.  The Biden administration said “yes” for the same reason.  

“Government Relations Powerhouse”: GR Japan and the GR Group are highlighted in this month’s edition of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan magazine.

“Government Relations Powerhouse”: GR Japan and the GR Group are highlighted in this month’s edition of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan magazine. The article explains how GR Japan grew into the leading and most effective government relations firm in Japan over the past ten years, and notes the experience and expertise of the GR Group team in government policy and decision-making. Click on the link for the full article: https://lnkd.in/gKKrQ6P

 

SPECIAL SEMINAR ON POLICY DIRECTIONS FOR JAPAN’S NEW PRIME MINISTER (WEBINAR)

On 18 September, former Japanese Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Ambassador Koji Tsuruoka, GR Japan’s CEO & President Jakob Edberg, and Executive Director of the GR Group in Washington D.C. Jim Fatheree spoke about the prospects and challenges facing newly appointed Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s first new prime minister in nearly eight years. 

Challenges and priorities for the new PM

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