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The Heisei Era: Radical Change or Prolonged Sclerosis?
- Nobuko Kobayashi (Tokyo-based Partner at EY-Parthenon)
The end of the Heisei Era marks three decades since the Japanese bubble burst. Some argue that the past thirty years have seen remarkable change in many areas, such as gender roles, corporate governance, and innovation. Others believe that there is much more continuity in a society still run along sclerotic lines by old men. What has really changed and what has not? What challenges lies ahead? How would Japan navigate? Nobuko Kobayashi will help us better understand these issues.
Tokyo-based Partner at EY-Parthenon
Nobuko Kobayashi is a Tokyo-based Partner at EY-Parthenon, a strategy consulting team of EY. Her mission is to serve Japanese and multi-national clients on executive agenda and through thought leadership in general. She contributes regularly to Nikkei Asian Review and has appeared on BBC and Bloomberg. Nobuko previously was a Partner at A.T. Kearney, and worked at Steel Partners and Mitsubishi International Corp. She holds a MS in theoretical physics from the Graduate School of University of Tokyo and an MBA from Harvard Business School.