Shinzo Abe Initiative Conference “Make the Economy of Japan Great in the Age of Global Enlightenment”

Mar 12, 2023Event Updates, News

The upcoming Shinzo Abe Initiative Conference on April 5, 2023, in Tokyo features a lineup of esteemed speakers from various fields. The conference, titled “Make the Economy of Japan Great in the Age of Global Enlightenment,” aims to address the challenges faced by the Japanese economy in the current global landscape and provide recommendations for sustainable growth and prosperity, with the aid of AI.

The speakers at the conference are Cameron Kerry, Former US Acting Secretary of Commerce, Governor Michael Dukakis, Chair of the Boston Global Forum (BGF), Adam Posen, President of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Alex Pentland, MIT professor, Masazumi Wakatabe, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Japan, Nguyen Anh Tuan, CEO of BGF, Yasuhide Nakayama, former State Minister, Ministry of Defense and Foreign Affairs, and Koichi Hamada, Yale professor and Special Economic Adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Ambassador Etsuro Honda, an architect of Abenomics, will also be in attendance.

The discussions at the conference will be moderated by Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki, a prominent Japanese diplomat who served as the Ambassador of Japan to the United States from 2008 to 2012.

The conference is an event that brings together leaders, policymakers, and experts to discuss Japan’s economic and political future and explore opportunities for growth.

The Shinzo Abe Initiative was founded on July 10, 2022 by Global Enlightenment Leaders of the Boston Global Forum, in honor of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who spearheaded several economic reforms during his tenure, after his assassination.

Masazumi Wakatabe, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Japan

Cameron Kerry at the 10th Anniversary Conference of Boston Global Forum, November 22, 2022