Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Venue: Tokyo American Club, Manhattan III
Speaker: Haruo Kawahara, Former CEO, JVCKenwood
Hosting Committee: Independent Business Committee, Sales Development Committee, Special Events Committee
Member Fee: ¥4,000
Guest Fee: ¥7,400
Meal: Plated Lunch Course
Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Monday, October 2, 12:00
At at time when some of Japan's most storied and long-established corporations are facing stagnation or outright failure, Japanese industry is looking for answers: How to cope with technological change and globalization. How to achieve growth and dynamism in a mature industry.
Haruo Kawahara, former CEO of JVCKenwood, has faced just such challenges and come out on top, bringing an ailing company quickly back to profitability. In this presentation, Mr. Kawahara will share some of the key strategies he used in the merger of Kenwood and JVC and the subsequent turn-around of JVCKenwood. Expanding on this experience and other examples, he will describe the broader principles he used to effect change in what were two very conservative major Japanese electronics companies. In particular, he will focus on how he convinced employees to work with him in effecting change rather than put up the usual resistance.
Don't miss this opportunity to gain new insights into how Japanese industry can overcome today's challenges through enlightened management.
Thomas Shockley, Chair
Steven Bleistein, Annie Chang, Vice Chairs
A. Barry Hirscfeld Jr., Board Liaison
ACCJ Independent Business Committee
Carlo La Porta, Thomas Shockley, Eric Wedemeyer, Co-Chairs
Reiko Osa, Kjell Yadon, Vice Chairs
Nancy Ngou, Board Liaison
ACCJ Sales Development Committee
Timothy Connor, Ruth Marie Jarman, Aron Kremer, Robert Melson, Co-Chairs
Debbie Howard, Board Liaison
ACCJ Special Events Committee
NOTE 1: This event is OFF THE RECORD.
NOTE 2: If you cancel after the stated deadline, the full meeting fee will be charged to your account. Sorry, no substitutions or walk-ins.
NOTE 3: If you are driving to Tokyo American Club, please inform the ACCJ in advance as arrangements must be made and a 1,700 yen parking fee will apply.