ICJS Event: Business Economics Seminar - "Paul Scalise on J-Power/TCI"

Date
Friday, October 10, 2008
Time
7:00 p.m. (talk starts at 7:30 p.m.)
Venue
Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall 213 (Access)
Admission
Open to general public. You can purchase a bento and drinks at the convenience store next to the university.
RSVP
Registration closed

About the Event

Earlier this year, the thwarted bid of the Children's Investment Fund (TCI) to increase its stake in energy company J-Power and push through some changes illustrates the continued tendency in Japan to favor local interests and governance styles over foreign ones in the power sector. These differences highlight issues relating to the purpose and goals of electricity deregulation in the country. This talk offers an in-depth historical look at J-Power and TCI, the financial and political issues at stake for both companies, and an overall analysis of the decision-making that led up to the rejection of TCI's request for a 20% share of J-Power in July 2008.


About Paul J. Scalise

Paul J. Scalise is currently the Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies, Temple University, and doctoral candidate in comparative political economy at the University of Oxford. Mr. Scalise first came to Japan in 1993. In addition to his work as an energy analyst in the Tokyo finance industry, he is the co-founder and co-editor of JapanReview.net, an electronic journal dedicated to the review of books on Japan in English.


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.

About ICJS

The ICJS is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.