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WEBINAR: A Prime Minister and his Legacy

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September 8, 2020 @ 12:00 am

Dear members,

Japan will soon have a new Prime Minister following Mr Abe’s record breaking stint in office. Mr Abe won three Lower House elections and became a familiar figure internationally – in itself, an unusual achievement for a Japanese Prime Minister. His Abenomics programme and the Three Arrows promised much – but what did they really achieve and how will history judge this interesting figure? And what happens next – where do his successors propose to lead Japan?


Our guest speaker will be Tobias Harris, Executive Vice President and Japan analyst in Washington, DC, for Teneo Intelligence. His biography ‘The Iconoclast: Shinzo Abe and the New Japan‘ was published by Hurst on 27 August and has been very well received.

He is an expert on Japanese politics, and worked in 2006-2007 on the staff of Keiichiro Asao, at that time a member of the upper house of the Japanese Diet and shadow foreign minister for the Democratic Party of Japan, for whom he conducted research on foreign policy and Japan’s relations with the United States. He is also the Fellow for Economy, Trade, and Business at Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA.


Tobias’ review will be followed by an open Q&A facilitated by Melanie Brock, CEO of Melanie Brock Advisory and one of Japan’s best known APAC specialists.


More information on the event website
Kindly note that the British Chamber of Commerce is taking the lead in this event.


Tuesday 8 September
In English
Free of charge


If you are interested, please send an email to by Monday 7 September evening and we will confirm your registration.


If your registration is accepted, you will receive the ZOOM link from the British Chamber 1 hour before the webinar.


We hope that we can welcome many BLCCJ members at this joint chamber webinar!


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