RIETI Open BBL Webinar

Japan Re-Emerges? – The NEW Japan Management


Japan’s economy is much stronger than is often thought, due to an ongoing strategic shift to “Japan Inside” input materials, components, and machinery. Rather than decades of just stagnation, over the past 20 years Japan’s leading companies have undergone a quiet transformation (similar to the United States in the 1990s and early 2000s). The results of Japan’s reinvention are now beginning to show, and the stock market already understands this. The slow pace of this transformation was (mostly) a matter of choice, and understanding this choice set and the tradeoffs involved helps piercing through Japanese corporate decision-making today. Schaede’s new book delivers this message to the Japanese audience, with the purpose to help overcome the current negativity bias.


  • Time and Date: 12:15-13:15, Thursday, April 25, 2024
  • Venue: Online
  • Language: Japanese
  • Admission: Free
  • Hosts: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
  • Contact: Ms. MARUTAKE, Conference Section
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  • Ulrike SCHAEDE (Professor of Japanese Business, University of California San Diego)
    Ulrike Schaede is Professor of Japanese Business at the University of California, San Diego, School of Global Policy and Strategy. She is the Director of JFIT (Japan Forum for Innovation and Technology). She has written extensively on topics of Japan’s changing corporate strategies and management, including business culture, employment practices, financial markets, and manufacturing and innovation under the digital transformation. Her 2020 book The Business Reinvention of Japan: How to Make Sense of the New Japan (Stanford University Press, 2020) won the 2021 Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize and has been translated into Japanese as 再興 THE KAISHA: 日本のビジ ネス・リインベンション (Nikkei 2022). Her most recent book, シン日本の経営–悲観バイアスを排す was published in March 2024 (in Japanese only). She holds a PhD in Japan Studies and Economics from Marburg University, Germany and has spent over nine years of research in Tokyo.
  • SEKINE Yusuke (Deputy Director, Industrial Structure Policy Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
  • HIRONO Ayako (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Deputy Editor, Nikkei Business / Distinguished Guest Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University)