TOKYO, Japan (September 15, 2012) - Economist Conferences, one of the world’s leading event providers and part of the Economist Group, has again selected Wahl & Case as an official sponsor of the Japan Summit. This is the second year in a row the firm has been selected to support the premier event on Japan’s political, business and social future. This year’s event will be held on December 13th, 2012 at the Hotel Okura in Tokyo, and is expected to attract the top minds in Japan in business, policy, and academia to discuss and debate the steps Japan needs to take to maintain its place in the world.
According to the Economist, the Japan Summit will bring together experts from Japan and abroad to debate areas where Japan could change for the better, and investigate what Japan can do to remain relevant not just in the short term but four decades hence. In 2050 almost half the population of Japan will be over 65 years old, placing tremendous pressure on pension and healthcare systems while economic growth is expected to slow. Some experts worry that if Japan’s leaders don’t react strongly to these forces now, Japan could be out of the club of rich nations by 2050. The Japan summit offers a chance to identify and solve some of these important issues.
While the 2012 speak roster is still being confirmed, in 2011 the speaker lineup included Hiromasa Yonekura, Chairman, Keidanren; Seiji Maehara, Policy Chief, Democratic Party of Japan; and Georges Desvaux, Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company Japan; along with three prefectural governors and numerous elected Diet representatives, plus Twitter Japan president Masaakira James Kondo.
“The Economist’s Japan Summit is recognized by the business and political leaders attending as the single best event in the country to have an open and engaging debate on the future of Japan,” said Wahl & Case president Michael J. Case, who attends the summit annually. “We’re proud to be working again with the Economist to put on an event where top leaders can debate the problems but also find solutions.”
The 2012 summit is also sponsored by British American Tobacco, Latham & Watkins, and the One World airline alliance. More information and registration information can be found in The Economist print edition and at the Economist Conferences website: http://www.economistconferences.asia/
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Sayuri Tanioka, Marketing