Press Briefings (Reports)

Back to Index

Date : January 16, 2018

Video report: Outlook for Japanese Economy in 2018 (Mr. Tatsuhiko Yoshizaki, Chief Economist, Sojitz Research Institute)

post date : 2018.01.17

2018 will mark 10 years since the global financial crisis set off by the collapse of Lehman Brothers. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) forecasts 1.2% growth for the Japanese economy in 2018, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts 1.5% growth. With Abenomics entering into its sixth year, and a consumption tax increase planned for October 2019, will the Japanese economy be able to regain its former vigor?


The FPCJ invited Mr. Tatsuhiko Yoshizaki, Chief Economist at Sojitz Research Institute, to discuss his forecast for the Japanese economy in 2018, taking into account the American economy in the second year of the Trump administration and economic trends of China and other emerging economies. Mr. Yoshizaki is well versed in American politics and social conditions, as well as Japanese politics, diplomacy, and economics.


The briefing had a total of 44 participants, including 17 journalists from China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea, USA, Vietnam and 20 embassy representatives.

Outlook for Japanese Economy in 2018


- Date: January 16 (Tues), 2018

- Briefer: Mr. Tatsuhiko Yoshizaki, Chief Economist, Sojitz Research Institute

- Language: Japanese (with consecutive English interpretation)



If you have published an article, photo, or a program based on our press briefing report, please provide us with the (1) title of article(s) or product(s), (2) author’s name, (3) published/broadcast date of your report, and
(4) a copy of or a link to your report (if available) via email ( cp[at] ).

*Please replace “at” with “@” when you send the e-mail.

About Us
Covering Japan
News Resources
Activity Reports
Reaching the Press