Scenarios for Japan's Economic Revival

Apr 27th, 2023 07:30
GR Japan Office

International Policy Forum with Yoshihiro Seki

Member of the House of Representatives, Former State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry and State Minister of the Environment

Japan has enacted an economic security law to address the deteriorating security environment in East Asia, the COVID pandemic, and the growing threat from China, which have emphasized the need for greater economic security and supply chain resilience. The recent chip shortage has shown the vulnerability of developed economies to disruptions in the global semiconductor supply chain, which has raised concerns for Japan and its G7 partners. To address this, Japan needs to bring critical industry capacities onshore and rebuild its semiconductor industry, which was once dominant until the 1980s.
Mr. Seki, a former Vice-Minister of METI and an influential representative of the LDP's largest faction, was ahead of his time identifying this problem and initiating a parliamentary league dedicated to the semiconductor industry. He has proposed investing 10 trillion yen over the next ten years to strengthen the domestic semiconductor industry. As a respected expert and influential politician, Mr. Seki's briefing offers insights on how to secure the future of the semiconductor industry in order to enhance economic security and the competitiveness of the Japanese economy.

We hope that you will join us for our event, where you will have the opportunity to hear Mr. Seki's update and participate in a hopefully lively exchange of views oneconomic security, Japan’s economic and environment policies, government and the semiconductor industry.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

Date: Thursday,27April2023
Time: 7:30-8:00 Networking over breakfast
   8:00-9:00 Seminar
Fee:   ¥5,000

Online advance payment by credit card (VISA, mastercard, AMEX) or Payment upon arrival by cash or credit card (VISA, mastercard, AMEX)

Venue: GR Japan Office, 3F, Juzen Building, 2-9-6, Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Map)

Seats are limited and will be secured in order of registration.

Light breakfast will be served from 7:30. Notes

The event will be held in English and in Japanese with simultaneous interpretation provided.

The event will be off the record. Please do not record or share comments and discussion from the event in any form of media.

This invitation is personal and cannot be transferred.

Please contact if you have any questions.


Please register by 10:00 am JST on Tuesday, 25 April.

The International Policy Forum

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