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JAPAN: Attractive Business Destination in the Global Market

- "from Japan Passing to Japan Rushing" -

The number of foreign visitors to Japan has reached record levels, and the rise of businesses to meet the needs and demands of the visitors are remarkable. With the increase of foreign tourists visiting Japan, overseas investors investing in Japan appears to follow the trend. In this seminar we will look into the renewed interest from foreign investors to the Japanese market and explore the key drivers from a global perspective. What are the key sectors that are attracting the world's attention? Where can we find the next business opportunities in the Japanese market?

Aoyama Sogo Accounting Firm is pleased to co-host this annual event with Citco and Daiwa Real Estate Appraisal Co., Ltd. With prominent guest speakers and unparalleled networking opportunities, this event is a not-to-be-missed event for investors and companies with aspirations for inbound investment opportunities.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Seminar 15:30 - 18:30
(Doors open at 15:00)
Cocktail Party
18:30 - 19:30
Roppongi Hills Club
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 51F 6-10-1
Roppongi, Minato-ku,

*Simultaneous interpreters available in English and Japanese

Guest speakers(in order of presentation):

  • Professor, Dean of the Graduate School of Finance, Accounting & Law at Waseda University
    Mr. Yuichiro Kawaguchi
  • Director, Policy Research Department, Real Estate Transaction Improvement Organization (Former Director of Real Estate Investment Market Office, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)
    Mr. Masanori Kobayashi
  • Director, GCA Professional Services Group
    Mr. Brian Shiu
  • General Manager, Global Investment Management Department and Strategy Planning Department, Mitsui Fudosan Investment Advisors, Inc.
    Mr. Hiroaki Takahama
  • Managing Director, DBJ Asset Management Co., Ltd.
    Mr. Hayato Tsuji

This seminar will be held for the purpose of promoting the value that Japan market can offer to the global investors such as from Asia, Europe, and the United States.

The seminar will cover the following topics:

  • Current trends in the inbound investment and what is next for 2016 onwards;
  • Implications of national and global real estate legislations and economic trends;
  • How to develop and maintain the attractiveness of the Japanese real estate market to overseas investors;
  • Singapore as an investment/fund platform for investments in Japanese real estate;
  • Evolving strategic investment structures for tax optimized entry and exits; and
  • Methods to increase transparency which will enable policymakers and industry players to attract more overseas investors.

Attendees are:

  • Sovereign, Private Equity Real Estate, and Hedge Funds
  • Financial Institutions and Institutional Investors
  • Legal / Tax Advisors
  • Fund / Investment Managers and Advisors
  • Corporations and Multinationals, Listed Companies, and Family Offices, and more.

Aoyama Sogo Accounting Firm Seminar Committee

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