Japan Business Update

Japan Business Update is a series of roundtable meetings organized by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan (FCCJ) and Keizai Koho Center (KKC). This project brings together Japanese business executives and foreign journalists in Japan for discussion on Japanese business strategies and networking, leading to more effective corporate communications with foreign media.

Corporate Strategies of Dai-ichi Life in Japan and Abroad

September 6, 2018

Mr. Seiji Inagaki, President and Representative Director of Dai-ichi Life Holdings, met with foreign journalists, including the Wall Street Journal, Handelsblatt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, The Straits Times, China Times, Lianhe Zaoboao, Press TV and Nikkei Asian Review. The journalists also had the opportunity to see the MacArthur Memorial Room located in Dai-ichi Life’s headquarters.

Japan’s Ultimate Hotel Operation by the Imperial Hotel Way

October 12, 2017

Mr. Yukio Kanao, Managing Director of the Imperial Hotel, met foreign journalists visiting the hotel to learn about its tradition of caring for guests by providing Omotenashi, or Japanese hospitality. CNN, ARD German Television, Handelsblatt, Pan Orient News, Press TV and others joined the program.

Japan’s Cutting-Edge Internet-of-Things Strategies:
Highlights of CEATEC 2017

Fanuc Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, CEATEC JAPAN Executive Board

September 20, 2017

Mr. Tetsuaki Kato, Executive Director of the Robot Business Division of Fanuc Corporation, Mr. Akira Ikenouchi, General Manager of the Groupwide Brand Communications Division of Panasonic Corporation, Mr. Tomofumi Watanabe, Head of the Silicon Valley Digital Innovation Lab of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Mr. Kiyoshi Shikano, Executive Producer of the CEATEC JAPAN Executive Board, shared information about their latest cutting edge technologies which would be demonstrated at CEATEC from October 3, 2017. CEATEC is one of Asia’s largest ICT exhibitions of electronic products and service producers, aiming to accelerate IoT society. Foreign media including The Economist, The Financial Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Japan Times, Nikkei Business Review, Pan Orient News, The Straits Times and other freelance journalists attended.

About Chugai Parmaceutical and the Pharmaceutical Industry

December 15, 2016

Mr. Yoshio Itaya, Executive Vice President and CFO of Chugai Pharmaceutical, shared his expertise on the pharmaceutical industry with foreign journalists. Chugai Pharmaceutical is one of Japan’s leading research-based pharmaceutical companies with strengths in biotechnology products. Media including The Economist, Pan Orient News, The Straits Times and Television Suisse attended.