**Advance reservations required to attend due to location at BAH Conference Center**
(Please note that this is a FRIDAY)
Note: Registration is open through Thursday, 6-9-16, 11:00 a.m.
NEC Kakehashi Trip Debrief
Director of Strategy and Business Development
Sr Technical Adviser
North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
Learn about the Kakehashi program, NEC, and the Japanese economy. Network with fellow NEC members, Kakehashi Scholars, and other participants from think tanks, universities, and international organizations.
About the 2015 NEC Partnership with the Kakehashi Program
The Kakehashi Program is a premier exchange program between Japan and the United States sponsored by the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE). In 2015, the Embassy of Japan partnered with the NEC to select 10 highly qualified members under the age of 35 to participate in a 7-day study tour of Japan. Selectees included academic, government, and private sector economists with a variety of research interests and backgrounds from across the United States. (The participants of this trip were provided all travel related expenses.)
At this event, participants from the 2015 Kakehashi Program will present their findings and perspectives from their visit to Japan based on meetings with prominent Japanese leaders from organizations such as the Canon Institute for Global Studies, Waseda University, Bank of Japan, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Keidanren, Yamanashi University and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA). Topics of discussion included energy policy, security policy, agricultural policy, monetary policy, fiscal policy, the changes to the VAT tax, the declining and aging population, labor market reforms, female labor force participation, immigration, environmental policy, and security challenges.
The discussion lead by Kakehashi Scholars Elliott Nethercutt and Jessie Yu will focus on the Japanese energy and agricultural sectors as well as their general impressions of the Japanese economy and culture they experienced on their study tour.
Note: Registration is open through Thursday, 6-9-16 by 11:00 a.m. due to security restrictions.
Individuals attending this event need to produce a valid form of unexpired government ID or Passport to BAH Security upon entrance to the building.
Press: Please email :firstname.lastname@example.org with your attendance status and the date of attendance. It will be assumed that lunch is NOT requested. If lunch is requested, please contact me in advance, prior to the date of the event, for registration and payment instructions.
Credit Card payment is non refundable --you may NOT substitute anyone in your place for attendance at this particular event due to security restrictions.