A Prime Minister and his Legacy

Dear Members and Friends,

We are delighted to support the British Chamber of Commerce Japan's online event, "A Prime Minister and his Legacy".

Japan will soon have a new Prime Minister following Mr Abe’s record-breaking stint in office. Mr Abe won three Lower House elections and became a familiar figure internationally – in itself, an unusual achievement for a Japanese Prime Minister. His Abenomics programme and the Three Arrows promised much – but what did they really achieve and how will history judge this interesting figure? And what happens next – where do his successors propose to lead Japan?

The guest for this event is Tobias Harris, Executive Vice President and Japan analyst in Washington, DC, for Teneo Intelligence. His biography The Iconoclast: Shinzo Abe and the New Japan was published by Hurst on 27 August and has been very well received. He is an expert on Japanese politics, and worked in 2006-2007 on the staff of Keiichiro Asao, at that time a member of the upper house of the Japanese Diet and shadow foreign minister for the Democratic Party of Japan, for whom he conducted research on foreign policy and Japan’s relations with the United States. He is also the Fellow for Economy, Trade, and Business at Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA.Tobias’ review will be followed by an open Q&A facilitated by Melanie Brock, CEO of Melanie Brock Advisory and one of Japan’s best known APAC specialists.

Registration is required for this event.

For IJCC members, please register HERE. For IJCC non-members please register HERE.

Event Details

  • Sep 8th 2020
    Register by Sep 8th 2020
  • 12:00 ~ 13:00
  • Online
  • Member: Free / Non-Member: 2,000JPY