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2020 vision: open for business, with Governor Masuzoe


We will have a EU Chambers Luncheon (with 13 chambers!) with Tokyo Mayor Masuzoe in Hilton Shinjuku.

Topic: Vision for Tokyo / 2020 Olympics and Paralympics
(This Luncheon will be in English)

Date | Time: Mar 29 | 11.00 to 13.00

Location: Hilton Shinjuku, 6 Chome-6-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0023

Participation Fee: JPY 8,000 for members, JPY 10,000 for non-members

Registration: email to Ms Schiller,

About the speaker
Masuzoe was elected Governor of Tokyo in 2014. After graduating with the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law in 1971, he began his professional career as a Research Fellow, l’Institut d’Histoire des Relations Internationales Contemporaines, University of Paris (1973-1975). He went on to become a Research Fellow, l’Institut d’Hautes Etudes Internationales, University of Geneva (1976-1978), and then Associate Professor of Political Science & History, University of Tokyo (1979-1989). He served two terms as a Member of the House of Councillors (2001-2013). In this latter role, he served as Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense (2005). From 2007-2009 he was Japan’s Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare. Masuzoe was born in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture in November 1948, and speaks English and French fluently.

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