Boom to Bust, and Back? The Media and the Japanese Economy

Event: March 9, 2015, Palo Alto

Photo: Toru Hani, Reuters

Photo: Toru Hani, Reuters










12:00pm – 1:30pm

Bechtel Conference Center

Encina Hall, 1st floor

Stanford University

Panel Discussion featuring:

Jacob Schlesinger, Senior Asia Economics Correspondent and Central Banks Editor, Asia, The Wall Street Journal and Recipient of the 2014 Shorenstein Journalism Award

Susan Chira, Deputy Executive Editor; Former Tokyo Correspondent and Foreign Editor, New York Times

Takeo Hoshi, Director of Stanford’s Japan Program, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University

Daniel C. Sneider, Associate Director for Research, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University

In the eyes of the media, Japan has swung from boom to bust, with little in between. In the late 1980s, Japan was depicted as an economic superpower, striding the globe. After the Japanese speculative bubble burst in the early 90s, Japan was largely confined to the status of an economic has-been, mired in stagnation. Today, Japan is seen as cautiously on the rebound, but skepticism remains. How well has the media really captured the reality of Japan and its economy?

In association with the annual Shorenstein Journalism Award for coverage of Asia, two veteran journalists, both of whom covered Japan in the 1980s and remain close observers today, offer their thoughts on Japan and its economic future. And one of the leading economic experts on Japan offers his reflections on how the media covers Japan and where the country is headed.

Please click here to RSVP by 5 pm on March 5th.

For more information please contact Debbie Warren at [email protected]

The Asia Foundation is pleased to be a promotional co-sponsor for this Stanford University Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center event.

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