Webcast: Japan’s Role in a Changing World
A Conversation With Prof. Tomohiko Taniguchi, Special Advisor to Shinzo Abe
It was supposed to be a big year for Japan with the return of the Olympic Games to Tokyo this summer. But now, the coronavirus pandemic has cast the near-term outlook for the country – as for every other one – into doubt. More long-term shifts had been underway already before: A rapidly ageing society, deep economic reforms (“Abenomics”) and a fast-changing geopolitical environment. Japan is in the middle of a deep transformation both domestically and internationally. How are the country’s society and politics dealing with the coronavirus outbreak? What does the global crisis mean for its reform agenda and growth prospects? And what role can Japan play in a changing and more diverse Asia vis-à-vis a stronger and more assertive China? Watch the discussion with Professor Tomohiko Taniguchi, Special Advisor to Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.