As part of efforts to engage the Washington policymaker community, on February 15 Sasakawa USA hosted a private, off-the-record luncheon with Toshiya Tsugami, President of Tsugami-Workshop. Ltd. on the current state of the Chinese economy and its correlation to trends in Japan. Moderated by Sasakawa USA’s Adm. Dennis Blair, the event was an opportunity to engage in a candid conversation with Mr. Tsugami on the aftermath of the investment bubble and China’s future prospects and global effects.
Mr. Toshiya Tsugami is the President of Tsugami Workshop Ltd., an independent China business consulting firm.
He was born in 1957. After graduating from the University of Tokyo (Faculty of Law) in 1980, he served for Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and experienced China’s WTO entrance negotiation, Economic Counselor in the Embassy in Beijing and METI’s Director for Northeast Asia.
He is now working as an independent China business consultant and is also one of the most famous Chinese Economy watchers in Japan. He has written five books to date, and his first book “China’s rise” won the “Suntory Prize for Social Sciences and Humanities” in 2003. His latest book. “A tough battle of the Chinese dragon” has also had a public echo in Japan.