Invitation Program for European Journalists
March 18-22, 2019
Keizai Koho Center invited European political and economic journalists and experts to Tokyo,
providing them with opportunities to exchange views with Japanese business executives, lawmakers, government officials,
scholars, and other experts. The week-long program aims to contribute to mutual understanding between Europe and Japan.
Mr. Henry Tricks, Deputy Editor of Business Affairs of The Economist, Mr. Olaf Gersemann, Manager of Economy and Finance of WeltN24 and Mr. Fabrice Node-Langlois, Chief of International Economic Services of Le Figaro participated. Discussions with Yahoo Japan Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation and Hitachi, Ltd. were arranged to learn about their business strategies, R&D, views toward further Japan-Europe relations etc.. The journalists also met officials from the Japanese Government to discuss on Japan’s recent social and economic trends, policies toward Japan-Europe partnerships including trade.
On March 20th, the symposium “How European Journalists See Japan and Europe – Invitation Program to Tokyo 2019” was held at Keidanren Kaikan, Tokyo. The journalists also attended the symposium held for member companies.
How European Journalists See Japan and Europe
March 20, 2019
|Panel：||Henry Tricks||Deputy Editor of Business Affairs, The Economist|
|Olaf Gersemann||Manager, Economy & Finance, WeltN24|
|Fabrice Node-Langlois||Chief of International Economic Services, Le Figaro|
|Moderator：||Hisao Tonedachi||Senior Editorial Writer and Senior Staff Writer, Nikkei Inc.|
Invitation Program for European Journalists and Economic Experts 2017
October 16-20, 2017
Keizai Koho Center invited European political and economic journalists and experts to Tokyo, providing them with opportunities to exchange views with Japanese business executives, lawmakers, government officials, scholars, and other experts. The program aims to contribute to mutual understanding between Europe and Japan. Mr. John Gapper, Chief Business Columnist and Associate Editor of the Financial Times, Dr. Sebastien Jean, Director of Centre d’Etudes Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales (CEPII), Dr. Hubertus Bardt, Managing Director and Head of Research of the Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln (Cologne Institute for Economic Research), Mr. Jean-Pierre Robin, Editor in Chief and Economic Columnist of Le Figaro and Ms. Mirja Fiedler, Editor for Director of Programming of Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s international broadcaster, participated in the program.
Visits to ANA Holdings, Asahi Group Holdings, Marubeni Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries were arranged to learn about their business strategies. They also met with officials of the Bank of Japan, Financial Services Agency, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Cabinet Office and JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization). They also met Professor Naoyuki Shinohara of the University of Tokyo. Topics of discussion included Brexit, the EPA between Japan and Europe and the Japanese economy.
On the last day of the program, the symposium “Prospects of Europe-Japan Relations: Brexit, EPA” was held at Keidanren Kaikan, Tokyo.
Prospects of Europe-Japan Relations: Brexit, EPA
October 19, 2017
|Panel：||John Gapper||Chief Business Columnist and Associate Editor, Financial Times|
|Sebastien Jean||Director, Centre d’Etudes Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales(CEPII)|
|Hubertus Bardt||Managing Director and Head of the Research, Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln (Cologne Institute for Economic Research)|
|Jean-Pierre Robin||Editor in Chief, Economic Columnist, Le Figaro|
|Mirja Fiedler||Editor for Director of Programming, Deutsche Welle (DW)|
|Moderator：||Chiharu Mori||Editorial Writer, Yomiuri Shimbun|