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When: Thursday, March 22, 2018
From 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: The Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, New York  10017
United States

Registration Information
Online registration is available until: 3/22/2018

2018 & Beyond: Japan and the Global Economy


As the global economy continues its robust growth, the Japanese economy is poised to emerge from over two decades of slow growth and stagnating prices. In 2017, Japan’s economic growth picked up and many experts believe that the economy will maintain a moderate recovery this year.

  • What is driving economic growth in Japan? 
  • What is next for womenomics and other key policies of Abenomics following the 2017 election? 
  • How will Japan’s economic growth affect the U.S. and world economy?

In this program, speakers examine Japan’s economy, the key drivers of economic growth, and its impact on the global economy.

Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.



Tomohiro Fujiyama, Chief Representative, Japanese Ministry of Finance in New York; Deputy Consul-General, Japanese Consulate-General in New York
Ebrahim Rahbari, Managing Director & Head of Global Macroeconomics, Citi
Maria Ramirez, President and CEO, Maria Fiorini Ramirez, Inc. (MFR), an Independent Global Economic and Financial Consulting Firm

Eri Kakuta, (Moderator), Managing Director & Head of Cross Border Coverage, Financial Institutions Group, Deutsche Bank

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Event Schedule
6:00 - 6:30 pm Registration
6:30 - 8:00 pm Presentation, Panel Discussion and Q&A

8:00 - 8:30 pm Reception

$20 FWA Members and Non-Members  |  Refreshments Included


PLEASE NOTE: You may be able to attend for free when your firm has a corporate membership* at Japan Society. These firms include: Bank of America, Citi, Deloitte, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, MetLife, Mizuho, Morgan Stanley, MUFG, MUFG Securities Americas, PWC, Sidley Austin, SMBC, S&P Global and many other. To take advantage of the corporate membership, register at

*Complete list of Japan Society Corporate Members

Between First and Second Avenues, a short walk from Grand Central Terminal.
By subway: 4/5/6/7 and S at Grand Central Station; 6 at 51st Street and Lexington Avenue; and the E/M at Lexington Avenue and 53rd Street. Public parking available nearby.

By bus: M15 to 47th Street, M101 or M102 north on Third Avenue to 47th Street, or crosstown M50 (on weekdays) or M42.


Special thanks to Citi and the Japan Society for co-sponsoring this event.


This event is organized by the Global Agenda & Outreach Committee of the FWA of New York, Inc. and co-organized with the Japan Society.


About The Japan Society
Japan Society is the leading U.S. organization committed to deepening mutual understanding between the United States and Japan in a global context. Now in its second century, the Society serves audiences across the United States and abroad through innovative programs in arts and culture, public policy, business, language and education. Visit:

About the FWA
Established in 1956, the FWA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional organization with a membership of approximately 1000 female and male professionals working in the financial services industry or who hold a financial position in another industry. The FWA has a long tradition of encouraging women to seek career opportunities in finance and business through mentorship and networking.


Reservations Required -- Bring Photo ID -- WALK-INS Allowed
  Reservations/Cancellations and payments are required by Tuesday, March 20, 2018



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