Date: Monday, May 29, 2017
Time: 8:30 - 11:00
Venue: Tokyo American Club, Manhattan III
Opening Remarks: Katsunobu Kato, Minister for Promoting Dynamic Engagement of All Citizens
Andrew Wylegala, Minister-Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy
Panel I Speakers: Tatsuyuki Negoro, Professor of Waseda Business School
Simon Rossi, Regional General Manager, UberEATS Australia, New Zealand and Japan
Panel II Speakers: Anju Ishiyama, Sharing Economy Evangelist, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Japan, Sharing Economy Association
Ren Ito, Executive Officer, Mercari Inc., and Managing Director and CEO, Mercari Europe Ltd.
Masami Takahashi, President, Uber Japan Co., Ltd.
Toshihiko Yokoo, Mayor of Taku City, Saga Prefecture
Hosting Committee: Information, Communications and Technology Committee
Member Fee: 3,500
Guest Fee: 7,900
Meal: Light Refreshments
Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Wednesday, May 24, 12:00
This event is held in collaboration with the Sharing Economy Association, Uber, U.S. Embassy and U.S. Japan Council (USJC).
Prime Minister Abe’s administration has been dedicated to revitalizing the Japanese economy through his policy called “Abenomics”. Abenomics’ primary focus on monetary, fiscal and structural reform measures are expected to yield results that “boost productivity,” “drive innovation and trade” and “stimulate corporate activities.” Work style reform and women empowerment also underline his key concept for economic growth. Furthermore, new industries focusing on the “sharing economy” are seen as one of the key components that could help further Abenomics and contribute to his overall Growth Strategy. However, since the “sharing economy” is at its early stage of development, there are only a handful of people who understand its true impact and importance to the overall economy. As one of the leading countries promoting the idea of the “sharing economy” and contributing to its innovation, U.S. based companies now have the opportunity to share their experiences and best practices that might help shape the sharing economy in Japan for years to come. How Japan embraces the “sharing economy” may also hold the key to unlocking future growth and prosperity for the next generation.
Mike Benner, Darren McKellin, Co-Chairs
William Dallyn, Imai Jen-La Plante, John Kirch, Vice Chairs
Eriko Asai, Board Liaison
ACCJ Information, Communications and Technology Committee
NOTE 1: This event is ON 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 1,100 yen parking fee will apply.