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2016 House of Councillors Election Campaign Kicks Off

The official campaign for the 2016 House of Councillors election kicked off on 22 June. A total of 389 candidates declared to run in the election that will be taken place on 10 July, vying for half of the chamber's 242 seats. As PM Abe calls economy "the biggest theme of the election", the coalition of the ruling party LDP and Komeito emphasizes the success of Abenomics while the oppositions focus on balancing growth with the distribution of wealth. For more details, please click the link below for the article by Kyodo in Nikkei Asian Review.

GR Japan Quoted in Nikkei

Jakob Edberg, Managing Director of GR Japan, was quoted in the article of Nihon Keizai Shimbun on the government relations activities in the new era of the Japanese industries on 20 May. The article is available from the link below. (Japanese only)

GR Japan Celebrates its 6th Anniversary

GR Japan happily and proudly celebrated its 6th anniversary on 18 May.  Thanks for your generous support in the past six years. We would appreciate your continuous guidance and encouragement in the future.

GR Japan to Co-Host The 2016 Corporate Affairs Forum in Singapore on 10 May

GR Japan will co-host "The 2016 Corporate Affairs Forum" held in Singapore on 10 May. This one-day event at the Fullerton Hotel Singapore is designed for corporate affairs, government relations, compliance and regulatory affairs professionals, will examine what current developments mean for those responsible for mapping, shaping and responding to the new political, regulatory and operational realities across Asia Pacific’s diverse markets.

Japan to Stimulate Consumer Spending for Economic Growth

Japanese government will take further measures to boost its economy, according to the media. After a meeting of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy (CEFP) on 4 April, the government announced a plan to stimulate consumer spending, by introducing new steps such as distributing vouchers for child care services, shopping coupons and travel vouchers, etc, aiming to lift GDP.  Prime Minister Abe instructed ministers to prepare the measures that should be intensively worked on in order to be included in a fiscal and economic blueprint. For more details, please visit the link below.

PM Abe Stresses to Challenge for Better Economic Growth

In his policy speech to the ordinary Diet session on Friday, 22 January, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reassured to tackle the challenges to realize his growth strategy. In addition to the pursuit of better and innovative economic growth, he addressed the diplomatic policies and security issues, touching upon Japan's relations with South Korea, China and Russia,  and briefly mentioned about the revision of the Constitution. For the entire text of his speech, please visit the link below.

GR Japan Seminar: Government Relations Strategies for Success in Global Rule-making

GR Japan is pleased to invite you to a seminar, “Government Relations Strategies for Success in Global Rule-making”, which will be held on Friday, 2 October, at Roppongi Academy Hills.

In this seminar, leading international speakers from the fields of government relations and public policy will share their global experience and talk about best practice for international businesses in this area. They will help you understand and plan effective approaches to government engagement.