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GRIPS Forum “A New Model For A New Era MADE WITH JAPAN”


 *Please register at Registration Form by 17:00 Thursday, October 14, 2021.   Register for this GRIPS Forum and you will receive an invitation e-mail from the Zoom online system. 

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Japan is entering into a new era.  The past success of the Japan model is no longer applicable, and Japan needs a new success model based on new social values for the new era.   Upon this historical stage emerges Eiichi Shibusawa, the “father of Japanese capitalism” and a social innovator during an era when Japan transitioned from a feudal state to a new modern society.  His message then is clear as a blue sky, even today.  We must strive for a better tomorrow than today.


Speaker: Mr. Ken Shibusawa,

Chief Executive Officer, Shibusawa and Company, Inc. / Founder and Chairman, Commons Asset Management




Speaker’s Profile:

Ken Shibusawa founded in 2001, Shibusawa and Company, Inc., a strategic advisory firm for alternative investments, ESG/SDGs alignment and human resource development. He also founded in 2008, Commons Asset Management, a mutual fund dedicated to deliver long term investment opportunities to the Japanese household. He has extensive market experience at JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs as well as Moore Capital, a global macro hedge fund, where he was the representative managing director of the Tokyo Office. He is also director of Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives), advisor to the Office of the President, University of Tokyo, and a steering committee member of UNDP SDG Impact.


He is a published author and writes frequently for magazines, journals, and internet media. He also publishes and hosts of a podcast, Made With Japan


He was educated in the United States from second grade elementary through college (University of Texas, BS Chemical Engineering, 1983), and then returned again for graduate school (University of California Los Angeles, MBA, 1987).  



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About GRIPS Forum:

Since its establishment in 1997, the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), as the only graduate school in Japan specializing in policy research, has promoted education and research on a wide range of policy issues.

Utilizing our vast policy network, this Forum invites leaders from various fields including government, academia and business, as well as staff from our own faculty, to deliver lectures on current policy concerns.

The Forum welcomes attendance of GRIPS faculty and students as well as participants from outside the university.






Date / Time 2021.10.18 16:40~18:10 (Japan Time)
SpeakerMr. Ken Shibusawa, Chief Executive Officer, Shibusawa and Company, Inc. / Founder and Chairman, Commons Asset Management
TitleA New Model For A New Era MADE WITH JAPAN
Venue Online (Zoom Webinar)
Fee Free (Pre-registration is required)
Language English

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