The JVCKenwood Turnaround: Management Moves That Powered A Stagnant Japanese Company Back To Profitability

Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Venue: Tokyo American Club, Manhattan III
Speaker: Haruo Kawahara, Former CEO, JVCKenwood
Hosting Committees: Independent Business Committee, Sales Development Committee
Member Fee: ¥4,000
Guest Fee: ¥7,400
Meal: Plated Lunch Course
Sign-up: ACCJ Member Data Center
Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Monday, October 2, 12:00

At at time when some of Japan's most storied and long-established corporations are facing stagnation or outright failure, Japanese industry is looking for answers: How to cope with technological change and globalization. How to achieve growth and dynamism in a mature industry.

Haruo Kawahara, former CEO of JVCKenwood, has faced just such challenges and come out on top, bringing an ailing company quickly back to profitability. In this presentation, Mr. Kawahara will share some of the key strategies he used in the merger of Kenwood and JVC and the subsequent turn-around of JVCKenwood. Expanding on this experience and other examples, he will describe the broader principles he used to effect change in what were two very conservative major Japanese electronics companies. In particular, he will focus on how he convinced employees to work with him in effecting change rather than put up the usual resistance.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain new insights into how Japanese industry can overcome today's challenges through enlightened management.

NOTE 1: This event is OFF THE RECORD.

NOTE 2: If you cancel after the stated deadline, the full meeting fee will be charged to your account. Sorry, no substitutions or walk-ins.

NOTE 3:  If you are driving to Tokyo American Club, please inform the ACCJ in advance as arrangements must be made and a 1,100 yen parking fee will apply.

Event Details

  • October 05 (Thu)
    Registration Closed
  • 03:00 ~ 05:00
  • Tokyo American Club
    Tokyo American Club 2 Chome-1-2 Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to 106-0041, Japan
  • Members 4000 yen, Non-Members 7400 yen
Registration is Closed