How Japanese companies meet the requirements of a challenging global economy - Yasuo Hayashi, Special Advisor to JETRO

Beginning with Greece, the European sovereign dept crisis, as one of the problems of the European recession, led to a feeling of opaqueness in the global economy that cannot be ignored. Meanwhile, emerging nations, who play a leading part in Asia, though still concerned about factors like inflation, aim to establish themselves as the centre of world growth.

Mr. Yasuo Hayashi, former JETRO chairman and CEO, will in his lecture’s main part explain the condition of global economy and trade investment that wrap the Japanese economy, as well as the way Japanese companies are responding and adapting to the difficult situation.

Yasuo Hayashi was appointed as Chairman and CEO of JETRO from April 2007 to September 2011. Prior to this post, Hayashi served as vice president, managing director and counselor to Mitsui & Co., Europe PLC. He joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, now METI in 1966 and was appointed as Director-General of the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency and Director-General of the International Trade Policy Bureau. He also worked at the International Energy Agency (IEA) and delivered lectures about the theory of international financial institutions at Saitama University.

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