What Will Drive U.S. and Japanese Economic Growth in 2015?

With Yukio Noguchi, Tak Miyata, Joseph Foudy, and John Bussey


At VACC’S 11TH Annual ProcureCon Asia EXPO on May 6 &7, 2015, Mr. Shiro Akiyama, Executive Director, and Mr. Kenjiro Watanabe, Business Development Manager from the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) New York came to visit Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce where they met with Asian American SMES and American corporations and elected officials (see both officials at the EXPO in picture).

They were both highly excited about the organic conference and connected with several municipal and business leaders at the Conference.

Japan Society is a Japanese – owned non profit promoting culture and commerce between the U.S and Japan.

Japan Society invites you to take part in its October US-Japan Conference at its headquarters office in New York.

Despite a contraction in the second quarter of this year following the consumption tax increase on April 1, the Japanese economy is expected to remain on the road to recovery as fiscal stimulus, monetary easing and structural reforms under Abenomics continue.

From growth industries in the IT and energy sectors to M&A and foreign direct investments, this program highlights current economic and business trends in Japan and the future outlook of the U.S. and Japanese economies in 2015.


Friday, October 24, 9 AM
Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017


Yukio Noguchi, Advisor, Institute for Finance, Waseda University; Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University
Tak Miyata, General Partner, Scrum Ventures
Joseph Foudy, Clinical Associate Professor of Economics, NYU Stern School of Business

John Bussey, Assistant Managing Editor and Executive Business Editor, The Wall Street Journal

9:00 – 9:30 am Registration & buffet breakfast
9:30 – 11:30 Panel Discussion and Q&A
11:30am – 12:30pm Networking Reception

Admission: This is a free event. However, you must register in advance in order to confirm your seat for the lecture. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

For information only, please contact the Japan Society at 212-715-1208.