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How Is the Japanese Economy Recovering from the 2011 Earthquake?


Helen Saffran,Associate Director of Public Relations
Brooklyn Campus,
Long Island University
(718) 488-1419

Brooklyn, N.Y. — A seminar on Japan's economic recovery after the 2011 earthquake will be held at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus on Monday, Oct. 3, from 6-8 p.m. in the Health Sciences building, Room 121. The event is sponsored by the Campus' School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences.

Japan's current economic outlook, the country's investment opportunities in wake of the catastrophe and the business opportunities in Japan's Green-Tech Industries are among the topics that will be addressed by guest speakers Masaki Fujihara, director of business development with Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and Miho Matsushita, director of research and planning at JETRO.

Masaki Fujihara has supported Hong Kong, Taiwanese, South Korean, United States and German companies in successfully launching business ventures in Japan. He holds an M.B.A. from McGill University and a master's degree in international relations from Ritsumeikan University, Tokyo.

Miho Matsushita, former Secretary to the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy in Japan, worked at the Economic Planning Agency run by Japan's Cabinet Office and Japan's Financial Service Agency. She received an M.B.A. from Imperial Business School, University of London, and has conducted research in European Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

In March 2011, Japan was devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake, the most destructive to ever hit Japan and one of the largest earthquakes in recorded history. The massive quake triggered tsunami waves and killed more than 15,800 people. The earthquake and tsunami caused extensive and severe structural problems in Japan, including heavy damage to roads and railways, and devastating accidents in several nuclear power plants.

The School of Business at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including master's degrees in business administration and public administration.

For additional information, please contact Edna Norman at (718) 488-1126 or email

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Posted 09/28/2011

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