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  • 09 Oct 2013
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Putnam Investments, One Post Office Square, Boston

"Can Abenomics Save Japan?"

Glen Fukushima
Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
12- 2 p.m.
Putnam Investment
One Post Office Square


Glen Fukushima is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. He previously worked as the senior vice president of Airbus SAS, and chairman and director of Airbus Japan K.K. Fukushima served two presidents at the Office of the U.S Trade Representative, where he worked as deputy assistant USTR for Japan and China and director for Japanese Affairs. He is credited with opening Japanese markets in numerous sectors for U.S. exports during his time at USTR. After leaving government, Fukushima served as president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan and worked for four American companies, including as president of the Japan operations of NCR Corporation, Cadence Design Systems, Inc., and Arthur D. Little, Inc., as well as vice president for International Affairs of AT&T.

A native of California, Fukushima was educated at Deep Springs College, Stanford University, Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Law School. At Harvard, he was a National Science Foundation Fellow and a Teaching Fellow for Professors David Riesman and Ezra F. Vogel and former Ambassador Edwin O. Reischauer. He has studied and worked in Japan for over 20 years, including Keio University, a daily newspaper, an international law firm, and as a Fulbright Fellow and a Japan Foundation Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo.

The Japan Business Forum is an annual series of talks by distinguished business leaders highlighting Japan-U.S. innovation, entrepreneurship, and other subjects of special interest to JSB corporate members.


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