Richard Katz

Hiromi Murakami

Please join us for a free zoom webinar held by Center for Rule-making Strategies, Tama University and Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS), Temple University Japan.

Richard Katz and Hiromi Murakami:
Abe Shinzo’s economic legacy and Japan’s future prospects

21 Oct 2020 10:00 Tokyo Time (21:00 on 20 October in New York/DC)

Abe Shinzo’s resignation brought an end to the longest prime ministership in Japan’s constitutional history. When he returned to power, after his failed one-year stint as prime minister in 2006-07, Abe vowed that he would focus on the economy, touting his three arrows policies as well as womenomics to revitalize Japan.

Richard Katz and Hiromi Murakami will lead a discussion on the balance sheet of Abe’s tenure and provide us with insights on what to expect from the Suga Administration.


Richard Katz is a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics In International Affairs, as well as a Special Correspondent for Weekly Toyo Keizai. He is a long-time Editor of The Oriental Economist Report, a monthly newsletter about Japan, but is now on sabbatical while he writes a book on how to nurture more new innovative companies in Japan.
Mr. Katz is the author of two books on Japan. The first was Japan: The System That Soured–The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Economic Miracle (1998), and Japanese Phoenix: The Long Road to Economic Revival (2002). Toyo Keizai Shimposa published them in Japanese. He regularly writes op-eds and essays for newspapers and magazines, including “Voodoo Abenomics” in the July-August 2014 issue of Foreign Affairs (hhttps://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/asia/2014-06-16/voodoo-abenomics). He received his M.A. in Economics from New York University in 1996.

Hiromi Murakami is a senior fellow at Economic Strategy Institute, and an Adjunct professor at TUJ. Previously, she’s involved in various policy projects in US/Japanese institutions, including Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Health and Global Policy Institute, and National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS). Her expertise includes state-industrial relations, US-Japan economic relations, and global health policies. She is the founder of Japan Institute for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (www.jsie.net/en) to empower women and younger generations. She holds a Ph.D. in international relations from the School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University.

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Robert Dujarric, Co-Director, ICAS, Temple University Japan
Brad Glosserman, Visiting Professor at the CRS, Tama University and Senior Adviser at Pacific Forum
Akira Igata, Executive Director, CRS, Tama University