On March 28, 2014, Sasakawa USA welcomed Dr. Motoshige Itoh for a private, off-the-record discussion on the outlook of Abenomics’ third and most significant arrow: structural reforms.
Motoshige Itoh is Professor of International Economics at the University of Tokyo and President of NIRA, a think tank in Tokyo. He is a member of the Cabinet Office’s Council on Fiscal and Economic Policy and previously worked in a number of positions advising Japanese Prime Ministers and Cabinet Ministers. He is the author of more than 40 books on a variety of policy issues, writes regularly for several newspapers and magazines and has been published in such international journals as the Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies and Journal of Economic Theory. He holds degrees from the University of Tokyo and the University of Rochester.