[In-Person] Briefing & Networking

Special Briefing & Networking with Nikkei Asia Editor-in-Chief on Fumio Kishida’s Agenda and Future Direction

18:30-20:30 | June 29 2023 | Nikkei Headquarters in Tokyo

Date: Thursday, June 29 2023
Time: 18:30 - 20:30 (Doors open at 18:00)
Venue: Nikkei Headquarters in Tokyo (MAP)
Language: English
Food & Drinks: Light refreshments will be served during the networking session
Fee: Free

Event Overview
After initially struggling with low approval ratings, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s popularity seems to be stablising, with an approval rating of over 50% in April. However, the Kishida administration still faces challenges in various areas, including the economy, national security, and intra-party power struggles. This talk aims to look into Kishida's strategy and the possible scenarios that lie ahead.

A networking session will be held shortly after the presentation.

Guests are also welcome, and kindly requested to register in advance.

Nikkei ScoutAsia is pleased to co-organise this event in collaboration with the Ireland-Japan Chamber of Commerce (IJCC), as its Knowledge and Information Partner.

Key Topics

PM Kishida’s Strategy

Insights on Prime Minister Kishida’s “New Capitalism” and his top priorities

Key Takeaways from G7 Summit

What to expect after the G7 Summit in Hiroshima

Dates to Know for 2023-2024

Key events in the calendar for 2023-2024 that need to be in your news diary



Shin Nakayama

Nikkei Asia Editor-in-Chief

Shin Nakayama is Editor-in-Chief for Nikkei Asia. Nakayama joined Nikkei in 1997 and has been reporting on political issues for over 20 years. As a political news writer, he covered the Prime Minister’s Office, the Liberal Democratic Party, the Democratic Party, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Finance. From 2011 to 2014, during the administration of President Barack Obama, he was a correspondent in Washington covering the White House, the State Department, the Pentagon, and Congress. He became Editor-in-Chief for Nikkei Asia in April 2023. Nakayama graduated from Waseda University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1997.


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The Ireland-Japan Chamber of Commerce (IJCC) works to promote the interests of Irish business in Japan and Japanese business in Ireland, and to encourage the development of commerce between the two countries. The Chamber is a stakeholder in the European Business Council in Japan, the trade policy arm of the European Chambers and business organisations in Japan.