BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.1940@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20090910T000000Z DTEND:20090910T000000Z DESCRIPTION:As signs increase that the recession is lifting\, Japan is prep aring to recover fast from the crisis and post positive growth in the seco nd half of 2009. How is this possible? Japanese business has passed a stra tegic inflection point during which Japan&rsquo\;s largest companies have refocused and repositioned as nimble\, lean competitors. As a result\, the Japanese business system we used to know\, with its lifetime employment\, business groups and main banks\, has been fundamentally changed. Join us as Dr. Ulrike Schaede explores how this transformation has prepared Japane se companies to exploit the current economic crisis as an opportunity to a ssume leadership in critical 21st century technologies.\n\n<strong>Dr. Ulr ike Schaede</strong>&nbsp\;is Professor of Japanese Business at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS)\, at the Universit y of California San Diego. She is the author of multiple books\, papers\, and chapters on Japan&rsquo\;s government-business relationships\, antitru st and trade associations\, financial markets\, and corporate strategy. Sc haede earned her M.A. and PhD degrees in Germany\, and has conducted resea rch in Tokyo for a total of more than six years\, including at Hitotsubash i University\, the Bank of Japan\, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministr y of Economy\, Trade and Industry.\n\n6:00 pm Registration\n6:30 to 8:00 p m Program\n\nFree and open to the public.\n\n<em>Co-sponsored by&nbsp\;<a href="http://cob.sfsu.edu/cob/index.cfm">San Francisco State University Co llege of Business</a>\,&nbsp\;<a href="http://www.jetro.org/page/offices/I temid/224/state/NCA">JETRO&nbsp\;San Francisco</a>&nbsp\;and&nbsp\;<a href ="http://www.pacificrim.usfca.edu/">USF&nbsp\;Center for the Pacific Rim</ a>.</em>\n<em>This is a lecture event hosted by the Japan Society of North ern California. Seating is limited and advanced registration is strongly r ecommended to confirm a seat.&nbsp\;<strong>The deadline to&nbsp\;RSVP&nbs p\;for this event is Tuesday\, September 8\, 2009.</strong></em> SUMMARY:Choose and Focus: The Transformation of Japanese Business Strategie s URL:/en/events/2009/09/10/choose-and-focus-the-transformation-of-japanese-b / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR