The Clausen Center is co-sponsoring a talk by Japan’s Minister of the Economy, Trade, and Industry, Nishimura Yasutoshi, on Nov. 15 at 12:30 pm in Chou Hall’s Spieker Forum. The event is held in partnership with the Berkeley APEC Study Center; the Institute for East Asian Studies; the Center for Japanese Studies; and Berkeley SkyDeck, with support from the Haas Asia Business Club. The talk, covering fostering entrepreneurship and innovation in Japan, will look at how Japan is driving transformation change through its support for startups. Mr. Nishimura will also participate in a conversation with Haas School of Business Acting Dean Jenny Chatman.

The program, which will run from 12:30-1 pm, will be:
  • Welcome from Clausen Center Faculty Director Matilde Bombardini
  • Remarks by METI Minister Nishimura Yasutoshi
  • Fireside interview with Jenny Chatman and Minister Nishimura

Mr. NIshimura has served as Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) since August 2022. He was reappointed to his post in September 2023. He was born on October 15, 1962, in Hyogo Prefecture in Japan’s Kansai region. He was first elected to Japan’s House of Representatives in 2003 and has held a number of senior government roles during the past 20 years.

We ask that you register for the free event ahead of time so we can have an accurate count of attendees.

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