JANE Roundtable with U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Rahm Emanuel.

On April 12, JANE organized roundtable with U.S. ambassador to Japan, Rahm Emanuel.
Participants from JANE side included 6 Board of Directors and Executive Officers had a great talk with Ambassador Emanuel , Alan R. Turley, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, Steve Lang, Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs, and Michael Middleton, Commercial Attaché of the U.S. Embassy.

At the roundtable, the participants exchanged opinions on what kind of efforts can be potentially made to innovate Japan from the perspective such as human capital and structural reform.

Topics vary from the differences and strengths between Japan and the U.S. regarding R&D, university education, digital talent development and startups, to in what aspects private companies can contribute to social change.
Both sides also agreed to continue cooperation on efforts toward encouraging startups and entrepreneurs in Japan.

(In order from the left)
Takashi Yuri, Director(President & CEO, TechMatrix Corporation)
Reiko Okutani, Executive Officer (Representative Director, Chairman and CEO, CCC Support and Consulting Co.,Ltd.)
Mickey Mikitani, Representative Director (Chairman and CEO, Rakuten Group, Inc)
Rahm Emanuel (U.S. Ambassador)
Noriyuki Matsuda, Director(Founder, CEO, Sourcenext Corporation)
Tomoharu Inoue, Executive Officer (President, Inoue Business Consultants Co., Ltd.)
Yasufumi Hirai, Senior Adviser(CIO & CISO, Rakuten Group, Inc.)