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The Kansai Keizai Doyukai is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization comprised of leading corporations in the Osaka region of Japan. It was formed in 1946 by business leaders who shared a common desire to contribute to the reconstruction of the Japanese economy. Its members share the belief that corporate managers should be key players in a broad range of political, economic, and social issues. One of the Doyukai’s missions is to examine critical issues that relate to Japan and the Asia-Pacific region. In 1999, the Doyukai signed a partnership agreement with CBG to provide funding for an annual one-day symposium in Cambridge, the placement of fellows, and research on topics of joint interest.
Symposium: The 21st was held at HKS on November 18, 2013 and was titled "Growth, Trade, and Security for Japan and the U.S. in a Rapidly Changing World." Click here for the agenda.
The 20th symposium took place on November 19, 2012 and was titled "Challenges and Opportunities for Japan over the Next Two Decades." Click here for the agenda. Click here for the ten papers that were presented.
Fellows: Fall 2014 - Spring 2015: Mitsuhiro Seiwa is the 2014-2015 Doyukai Fellow in residence at M-RCBG. He works on the Construction Project Staff at the Tokyo branch of the Obayashi Corporation, where he handles finance and company contracts. Mr. Seiwa is a graduate of Chuo University with a B.A. in Law and major in International Politics.
Members of the 2012 Doyukai Symposium
Program Chair Prof. Roger Porter with Doyukai Senior Co-Chairperson Mr. Takeo Obayashi