ICJS Event: Mikuni and Murphy - Lessons from Japan for the current economic crisis

Monday, January 19th, 2009
7:00 p.m. (talk starts at 7:30 p.m.)
TUJ Azabu Hall 303 (Access)
Open to general public. You can purchase a bento and drinks at the convenience store next to the university.
Registration closed

About the Event

Akio Mikuni is President and Founder of Mikuni & Co, Japan's only, independent, investor-supported credit rating information service on large domestic firms. Mikuni's Credit Ratings provides the largest credit rating service on Japanese corporations. From 2003 to 2005, Akio Mikuni served as Vice Chairman of the Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives). He is the author, with our other speaker Tag Murphy, of Japan's Policy Trap (Brookings 2002), winner of the 2002 Association of American Publishers Professional and Scholarly Publishing Award for Economics. He also authored Japan: The Road to Recovery (Group of 30, 1998). (For more information visit http://www.mikuni-rating.co.jp/enindex.html).

R. Taggart Murphy is a professor in the MBA Program in International Business at Tsukuba University's Tokyo campus where he teaches courses in International Relations and Economics and on the intersection of politics and finance. Before launching his academic career fifteen years ago, he was an investment banker working primarily in the Japanese capital markets. He has also been a Senior Non-Resident Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of the Weight of the Yen (Norton, 1996) and, with Akio Mikuni, of Japan's Policy Trap (Brookings 2002).

About ICJS
The Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS) is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.