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Making Tokyo the Most Business-Friendly City in the World

| Biz Events, USA Events | 04/01/2016

Tokyo Skyscraper

Making Tokyo the Most Business-Friendly City in the World
Date: Apr 13(Wed), 2016
Hours: 6:00PM – 7:30PM
Organizer: Japan Society
Contact: 212-715-1208
Official Website: www.japansociety.org

The 2015 Mori Memorial Foundation Global Power Index ranked Tokyo as the number one city in Asia, and number four in the world, following London, New York and Paris. Economically it accounts for 20 percent of Japan’s national GDP, and with a GDP greater than that of its nearest rivals Hong Kong and Singapore, it is regarded as the No.1 city in Asia for investment.

So what changes are happening in Tokyo in the lead up to Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and what long-term plans are in store for after the flame goes out on the world’s premier sporting event? Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe, who will make his first official visit to NYC, will deliver a presentation on Tokyo’s commitment to making Tokyo the most business-friendly city in the world. In this presentation, he will introduce the current situation in Tokyo and why there has never been a better time for multi-national companies to invest in the city. He will also discuss the approaching Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and Tokyo’s long-term sustainability goals.

  • Speaker:
    The Honorable Yoichi Masuzoe, Governor of Tokyo

  • Presider:
    Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Chairman & CEO, WL Ross & Co., LLC; Chairman, Japan Society

  • Agenda:
    6:00 – 6:30 pm Registration
    6:30 – 7:30 pm Lecture and Q&A

  • Admission:
    Non-corporate members: $15
    Japan Society Corporate Members: Free, up to designated number of tickets; additional tickets $10
    Japan Society Individual Members at Patron Circle level and above: $10
    Academic and goverment: $10

  • Co-organizer:
    Co-organized by JETRO New York

There are many foreigners living in Tokyo who are taking advantage of the specialist knowledge and experience that they have cultivated in their lives until now and are globally active. Moreover, corporations also require employees who have familiarity with information and business practices of potential overseas business sites and can immediately get to work. This video introduces people like the aforementioned who are living in Tokyo and shows what they are doing as well as what they think about Tokyo. Let’s work together in Tokyo!

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