JETRO COVID-19 Webinar #3: Open Innovation

Jun 10, 2020



June 17, 2020
4:00 - 5:00 AM EST
(A recorded video will also be provided to registered guests)





The COVID-19 pandemic is causing massive disruptions to economies, businesses, and markets across the world. JETRO will therefore hold a series of webinars featuring the economic impacts of COVID-19 on the various sectors and industries of Japan. Join our webinars to stay informed about the current situation in Japan.

The focus of this third webinar will be on the status of Japan's appeal to innovation and foriegn startups from both before and during the pandemic, and how the current crisis may impact its future. There will also be a brief discussion on how the general economy of Japan is being affected.

The following webinars are also being planned (dates TBD):
Webinar #4: Life Science
Webinar #5: Automotive Industry


Nagasaki Yuta, Invest Japan Promotion Division at JETRO

Nagasaki Yuta is a researcher of the Invest Japan Department at JETRO. His research focuses on inward foreign direct investment to Japan and covers a wide range of related topics including the business environment and  business operations of foreign-affiliated companies in the country.

Ishiwata Hiroshi, AI Advisor at JETRO

Ishiwata Hiroshi started his career at Sumitomo Corporation and was in charge of Business Development & Investment, working closely with US High-Tech start-up companies including his assignment in Silicon Valley. He then joined the venture capital group Walden International and helped create spin-offs from large Japanese companies. He later joined ASML, a Semiconductor Equipment manufacturer in Netherlands as President of ASML Japan. Currently, he works to support foreign companies for their market entry to Japan and partnership with Japanese companies. He also providing support for SMEs and startup companies in Japan. He graduated from Waseda University, Science & Engineering Dept. Ph. D. for Management of Technology. 

The Invest Japan Division at Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)