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Date : June 17, 2021

Video report: Forecasting Japan’s Economy After the Pandemic—Will Digital and Green Initiatives Help Its Recovery? (Mr. Yasuhide Yajima, NLI Research Institute Chief Economist)

post date : 2021.06.17

The COVID-19 pandemic is showing no signs of ending, continuing to ravage countries around the world. As vaccination efforts proceed, global financial markets are showing movements considering the post-COVID world, but in Japan the pandemic’s impact on the economy is worsening due to reasons such as the extended state of emergency. In the Basic Policies for Economic and Fiscal Management and Reform which the government will finalize this month, there are mentions of creating a green society and accelerating digital transformation as new post-COVID engines for growth, and initiatives focusing on these points are anticipated. How will Japan’s economy recover, and will the country be able to catch up in digital and green initiatives where it is lagging behind other developed countries?

The FPCJ invited Mr. Yasuhide Yajima, chief economist at the NLI Research institute, to discuss the outlook for the Japanese economy. Mr. Yajima gave a briefing on the pandemic and the Japanese economy last May as well.


The briefing had a total of 21 participants including journalists from China, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and the US.


Handouts (English)

Handouts (Japanese)

■Date: June 17 (Thurs), 2021, 11:00-12:30

■Briefer: Mr. Yasuhide Yajima, NLI Research Institute Chief Economist

■Language: Japanese, with consecutive English interpretation 


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